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Tuesday, 6 December 1938

Mr CASEY (Corio) (Treasurer) . - Pursuant to leave which I obtained on the 7th October, I bring up the bill for an act to amend the Sales Tax Exemptions Act 1935-1936 and move -

That the bill be now read a first time.

Mr Curtin - I rise to order. Is it competent for the Treasurer to move this motion at this stage, Government business having been called on?

Mr. SPEAKER (Hon. G. J. Bell).Idid call on business of the day, but the Clerk has not read the order of the day. If the Leader of the Opposition persists in his objection the Treasurer cannot proceed with this bill at this stage.

Mr Curtin - I have no wish to obstruct business. I waive my objection.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bill read a first time.

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