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Friday, 24 August 1923


Mr ANSTEY (BOURKE, VICTORIA) -I rise to make a personal explanation. During the discussion on the. Land Tax Assessment Bill, I mentioned the firm, of Baillieu Brothers amongst a number of. corporations and individuals that owe many thousands of poundsin land tax to the Commonwealth.

M r. W. L. Baillieu has taken exception to that statement, on the ground that he and his family are not affected by the provisions of the Land Tax Assessment Bill. If I was in error in any statement I made, I do not hesitate to make the necessary apology. Further inquiries support my original statement that among the large leaseholders who owethe Government thousands of pounds for land tax are Messrs. Baillieu Brothers; but, in the circumstances, I deem it my duty to say here that Mr. W. L. Baillieuhas informed me that he and his family are under no financial obligation to the Commonwealth.







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