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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 1 Hansard (16 February) . . Page.. 126 ..

MR MOORE (continuing):

When it comes to issues of raising revenue, our systems are set. We give people responsibility for setting out and keeping their records at the same time. Therefore a government must have a revenue-raising prerogative to say, "We need to see your records". In demanding that, we must also protect against selfincrimination in the sense of an action that would result in a major penalty such as gaol. This clause does protect against that.

MS TUCKER (12.26): The Greens will not be supporting Mr Quinlan's proposition. I did want to listen to the arguments on the floor. I think it is important that we do have these issues regarding civil liberties raised in this place, and the discussion is very important. However, I am convinced that in this instance the benefits would outweigh the possible dangers.

Clause agreed to.

Remainder of Bill, by leave, taken as a whole, and agreed to.

Bill agreed to.


Debate resumed from 10 December 1998, on motion by Ms Carnell:

That this Bill be agreed to in principle.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bill agreed to in principle.

Leave granted to dispense with the detail stage.

Bill agreed to.

Sitting suspended from 12.28 to 2.30 pm

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