Thursday, 28 June 2012
Mr President, I raise a point of order. The Senate was halfway through debating whether or not the cut-off should apply. I cannot speak for the coalition but certainly from my own point of view I voted for the last motion that the Manager of Government Business moved on the basis that, insofar as the Tax Laws Amendment (Managed Investment Trust Withholding Tax) Bill 2012 was concerned, the cut-off did not apply—well, it was still subject to debate in the Senate. I think we have been misled in what we were actually agreeing to.
The PRESIDENT: If I can just say this: leave had been granted to move the motion and the motion was quite clear, I thought, but I was not privy to any of what has transpired. It was in order. There is no point of order. The matter has been dealt with as far as I understand.