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Thursday, 14 November 1985
Page: 2149


Senator VIGOR(12.38) —I raise a matter that is of some concern to me. It has been reported to me that the Australian Taxation Office mislays or loses at least 10 per cent of its files each year. That seemed an amazing figure. Can the Minister for Finance (Senator Walsh) place a figure on the actual loss rate of tax returns, documents and files? Even if it is one-tenth of that figure, what type of steps are being taken to improve the capture and retention of such important information within the Office?