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Thursday, 28 May 1942


Mr DUNCAN-HUGHES (Wakefield) , - I desire to know the general position with regard to grants to States. This clause provides that if the Treasurer is satisfied that a State has not imposed a tax upon incomes, the amount shown in the schedule against the name of the State shall be paid to it. Clause 5 makes provision for the payment of arrears, and clause 6 provides that, if a State Treasurer is of opinion that payments made under clause 4 are insufficient to meet the revenue requirements of a State, he may make application for a larger sum. Will the ordinary grants to States continue automatically on the same basis as in the past?


Mr Chifley - There will be no interference whatever with the provisions under which grants are now made to the States.

Clause agreed to.

Clause 5 agreed to.

Clause 6 (Additional grants to States).







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