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Tuesday, 2 April 1957
Page: 383

Mr WARD (EAST SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES) - I desire to ask the Treasurer a question without notice. Is it a fact that a Sydney magistrate, in fining a grazier ?100 on 19th March last for having failed to lodge a taxation return, stated that it was disgraceful that a well-known grazier with a taxable income of more than ?8,000 a year had not paid income tax since 1951? Will the Treasurer explain why there was so much delay in prosecuting a man who had not paid any income tax for the last six years? Is it a fact that hundreds of socially prominent country people face exposure for evading more than ?50,000,000 in taxes, including wealthy graziers, stock and station agents and businessmen, some well known in their districts as local government leaders?

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