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Wednesday, 29 June 1938

Mr CASEY (Corio) (Treasurer) . - Does the honorable member for Bourke (Mr. Blackburn) seriously want the bill to be delayed?

Mr Blackburn - I should like to have an opportunity to look at the Victorian law. The bill should be postponed until after dinner.

Mr CASEY - This procedure has been in operation since 1931, with, I think, benefit to the State governments and the Commonwealth public servants concerned. The act which provided machinery for the collections to be made at the source originated with the Scullin Government, and it has worked without hardship to anybody. The bill before the committee is not an innovation; it is simply a continuation of a procedure which has been found to be acceptable to all the parties concerned. I have given an undertaking to look into the matter between now and the end of the next session of Parliament, to see if any hardship does occur. If any should be found, I shall report it to the Parliament. I appeal to honorable members to allow this very small measure to go through without delay.

Clause agreed to.

Title agreed to.

Bill reported without amendment; report adopted.

Mr Casey - I ask leave to move the third reading.

Mr Blackburn - Leave is refused. The Treasurer was asked to delay the bill until after dinner.

Mr Casey - I appealed to honorable gentlemen to pass this bill without delay, and there was no dissent. In view of the objection, however, I shall allow the third reading to stand over until to-morrow.

Sitting suspended from 6.16 p.m. to8 p.m.

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