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Friday, 15 May 1942


Mr ARCHIE CAMERON (Barker) . - The explanation given by the Treasurer (Mr. Chifley) is not helpful. This chamber must decide whether a uniform income tax plan shall be adopted before it considers the measure of compensation to be granted to the .States for vacating the income tax field. The Commonwealth Government proposes to impose - I use the word " impose " deliberately - a uniform income tax on the States. The subject of taxation offers great scope for debate, and the Treasurer will not contend that the Standing Orders would prevent honorable members from discussing, in relation to the principle of a uniform tax, the reimbursement of the States. This motion is unnecessary at this juncture.







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