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Wednesday, 26 April 1961

Mr Courtnay (DAREBIN, VICTORIA) y asked the Minister for Territories, upon notice -

Will he supply the following information regarding the Board of Review established under the Territory of Papua and New Guinea Income Tax Ordinance: -

(a)   How many persons are attached to the board;

(b)   What is the annual salary of each person;

(c)   What vote was approved for the board for the current financial year;

(d)   For what term was each member appointed; and

(e)   When does the term of each member expire?

Mr Hasluck k. - The answers to the honorable member's questions are as follows: -

(a)   Section 240 of the Income Tax Ordinance 1959 provides that for the purpose of the ordinance there shall be a Review Tribunal which shall be constituted by one person appointed by the Minister and for the person constituting the tribunal to hold office for a period of three years with eligibility for re-appointment.

(b)   (i) £1,000 per annum as a retainer; (ii) fee of £10 per day for duty in excess of 100 days; (iii) travelling allowance at the rate applicable to senior officers of the Commonwealth Public Service.

(c)   Provision was made in the Papua and New Guinea estimates for meeting the expenses of the tribunal. In addition to provision for the fee, the following provision was made to cover the expenditure involved in renting and equipping premises in Canberra for the tribunal and payment of travelling allowance and other general expenses: - 1960- 61, £500, for part of the financial year;

1961- 62, £1,000.

(d)   Three years.

(e)   30th June, 1962.

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