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DISCUSSION OF MATTER OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE—BUSINESS TAX REFORM

The House was informed that Mr Crean (Deputy Leader of the Opposition) had proposed that a definite matter of public importance be submitted to the House for discussion, namely, "The continuing failure of the government to ensure the integrity of the tax system and consequently the importance that it honour its agreement on business tax reform".

The proposed discussion having received the necessary support—

Mr Crean addressed the House.

Discussion ensued.

Discussion concluded.