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Tuesday, 13 September 1983
Page: 647

To the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives in Parliament assembled. The humble petition of certain Arthur Edward Houston, citizen of Australia, elector of the Division of Scullin (Keon Park), respectfully showeth:

That the actions of a senior officer of the Taxation Department, Victorian Branch, in combining the three years salary of a seventy dollar a week employee, into one year, for the express purpose of attracting taxation, did, considering the circumstances, of which the officer and the Department were fully aware, contravene the meaning and intent of the said Act.

That the same senior officer did interrogate this petitioner, who was representing the taxpayer involved, 'His Wife, and His Employee' in such a manner as to cause the said petitioner to be psychologically intimidated, and disadvantaged, a state I do not believe to be in the best interest of justice or democracy.

Your petitioner humbly prays, you will investigate the said complaints and actions hereinbefore described, for the express purpose of protecting the rights of all Australian citizens in their dealing with those in Authority.

And your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray.

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