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Lockhart River – Unanswered questions on notice 2007 in Senate

Question 3275 Senator McLucas: To ask the Minister representing the Treasurer—With reference to the investigation by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau of the fatal crash of the aircraft VH-TFU at Lockhart River in May 2005:

(a) is the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) aware that some trainee pilots employed by Lessbrook Pty Ltd, trading as Transair, make payments of approximately $10 000 to achieve sufficient hours on Metroliner aircraft to qualify for endorsement for that aircraft type;

(b) has the ATO taken any steps to affirm that tax due on these payments has been paid; and

(c) has the ATO taken any steps to ascertain to which person or entity these payments were made.