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Tuesday, 23 August 1983
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To the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives in Parliament assembled. The petition of the undersigned respectfully showeth:

(a) that expenses incurred by disabled people in earning a living are not presently tax deductible.

(b) that the full and effective participation of disabled people in all areas of society, especially employment, is inhibited by the extra financial burden of equipment necessary for entry into the workforce, such as motorised wheelchairs.

(c) that this disadvantage could be lessened by offering tax concessions on the purchase of these necessary items, thereby releasing the financial pressure on disabled people who desire to work.

Your petitioners most humbly pray that the Parliament amend the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936, to allow expenses incurred by disabled people in earning a living to be tax deductible.

And your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray.

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