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Wednesday, 26 November 1941


Mr CLARK (Darling) .- The limitation aimed at in the proposed new clause moved by the honorable member for Wentworth (Mr. Harrison) is pointless, because no government would be bound by it. Immediately the legislation on which the limitation was based expired it could be re-enacted. I stress the point made by the honorable member for Dalley (Mr. Rosevear) that post-war problems may make it necessary to impose even heavier taxation than is now contemplated. One of the great problems which will confront the Government after the end of the war will be the rehabilitation of country districts, which have been depopulated by thousands of people going to the cities to work in the munitions industry and other industries owing to their inability to find work in country towns. Some of the new postage rates on advertising pamphlets, catalogues and articles of that description with which rural areas are flooded by big metropolitan stores-







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