Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1993 Week 08 Hansard (Wednesday, 18 August 1993) . . Page.. 2486 ..
GAMING MACHINE (AMENDMENT) BILL 1993
TAXATION (ADMINISTRATION) (AMENDMENT) BILL 1993]
MS SZUTY (4.31): In the light of Mr Kaine's comments on the Gaming Machine (Amendment) Bill, I move:
That the debate be now adjourned.
Question resolved in the affirmative.
MS FOLLETT: Mr Deputy Speaker, I seek leave to make a personal explanation.
MR DEPUTY SPEAKER: Please proceed.
MS FOLLETT: In the course of his comments on the Gaming Machine (Amendment) Bill Mr Kaine accused me of having broken a promise on the payment of land tax. Mr Deputy Speaker, I would like to say that, following the amendment to the land tax Act in this chamber which allowed for land tax to be paid in instalments, I quite specifically advised this Assembly that the undertaking given on not having the payment dates coincide could not be complied with. I made that quite specific, Mr Deputy Speaker. I have not broken a promise. The situation quite clearly changed from having land tax payable on one particular date to having it payable by instalments on four different dates, and I made that very clear to this chamber at the time. I have broken no promise.
Mr Kaine: We are a bit tetchy, Mr Deputy Speaker.
MS FOLLETT: Accuracy, accuracy.
POSTPONEMENT OF ORDER OF THE DAY
Motion (by Mr Berry) agreed to:
That order of the day No. 2, executive business, relating to the Taxation (Administration) (Amendment) Bill 1993, be postponed until the next day of sitting.