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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1993 Week 08 Hansard (Wednesday, 18 August 1993) . . Page.. 2486 ..


GAMING MACHINE (AMENDMENT) BILL 1993

[COGNATE BILL:

TAXATION (ADMINISTRATION) (AMENDMENT) BILL 1993]

Debate resumed.

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.

PERSONAL EXPLANATION

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.


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