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Wednesday, 13 May 1942

Mr ARCHIE CAMERON (Barker) . - Will the Treasurer inform me whether the committee is considering Sales Tax Bill (No. 1) 1942?

Mr Chifley - We areconsidering Sales Tax Bills (Nos. 1 to 9).

Mr ARCHIE CAMERON - A sausage machine does not work faster than this chamber does. These bills were introduced only a few moments ago, but without a word of explanation by the Treasurer, they passed the introductory and second-reading stages.

Mr Chifley - The resolutions were explained on the 30th April.

Mr ARCHIE CAMERON - These bills, which impose sales tax at the rate of 25 per cent. upon certain goods, arrived only a moment ago. I do not object to the committee making progress, but this is mass production with a vengeance.

Mr Chifley - It has been the practice to deal withSales Tax Bills (Nos. 1 to 9) concurrently.

Bills agreed to.

Bills reported without amendment; reports adopted.

Bills read a third time.

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