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Wednesday, 11 November 1964

Senator HENTY (Tasmania) (Minister for Civil Aviation) . - I point out in reply to Senator Cooke that a decision made by the Commissioner of Taxation in the exercise of his discretion may be challenged before a Taxation Board of Review. A Board sits in all capital cities, lt will go into country areas if the need arises. All the citizen has to pay is the sum of £1. If he loses his appeal he loses his £1. If he wins his case, he gets the £1 back.

Senator Cooke - That is the maximum cost?

Senator HENTY - Yes. He would have to pay the cost of employing an accountant if he wanted to employ one, but there' is no need for him to have one. I want to take up Senator Wright on one matter. He referred to a sharing of interests by the Leader of the Opposition (Senator McKenna) and myself. Such an occurrence is a rarity. It is not nearly so rare in the case of Senator Wright whom I have seen sitting on the other side of the chamber time after time sharing interests with the Opposition. What I have done is a rarity. I admit that we share interests in regard to the matter that the honorable senator mentioned. I repeat that I have not engaged in nearly the same degree of sharing of interests with the Opposition as Senator Wright has done. Many times over the years he has shared interests with Opposition Senators in an effort to use them for his own purposes.

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