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Tuesday, 24 February 1987
Page: 659

(Question No. 3854)


Mr Ruddock asked the Attorney-General, upon notice, on 1 May 1986:

(1) Has the Director of Public Prosecutions received from the Commissioner of Taxation a reference for an opinion on the question of prosecution of any individuals, organisations or corporations arising from investigations into allegations of sales tax evasion on motor vehicles sold using exemptions available to charities.

(2) Has the Director formed the view that any prosecutions should be initiated.

(3) Have any prosecutions been commenced; if so, (a) against whom, (b) for what offence or offences and (c) what progress has been made.

(4) If not, when are prosecutions anticipated and when will information concerning the proceedings be made available.


Mr Lionel Bowen —The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

I have been informed by the Director of Public Prosecutions that apart from the matters outlined in the answer to Question on Notice No. 3853, the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions has not received a request for an opinion from the Commissioner of Taxation concerning the matters outlined in the question.