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Friday, 10 May 1985
Page: 2081

Mr TUCKEY —Madam Acting Speaker, I wish to make a personal explanation.

Madam ACTING SPEAKER —Does the honourable member claim to have been misrepresented?

Mr TUCKEY —I do.

Madam ACTING SPEAKER —The honourable member may proceed.

Mr TUCKEY —This morning during the debate on the Customs and Excise Legislation Amendment Bill and cognate Bills the honourable member for Stirling (Mr Ronald Edwards) stated that I had associated with tax avoidance. Pages 1658, 1797, 1799 and 1800 of the House of Representatives Hansard of October 1983 show that the honourable member for Stirling recorded six votes to support the now Minister for Trade (Mr Dawkins) against my claims that he evaded $70,000 income tax-

Madam ACTING SPEAKER —Order! This is not a personal explanation. The honourable member will proceed to the point where he personally was misrepresented.

Mr TUCKEY —In answer to that allegation, anyone who chooses to check the publicly available probate records of my motor mechanic father will find his full estate was declared and probate was paid. Much of that estate was a share of the Port Hotel which I purchased and worked to build as an asset. I paid the probate on my own efforts. The Minister for Trade refused to pay it on his father's efforts. That is the difference between a bark and bite.