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Wednesday, 10 April 1957


Mr Graham (ST GEORGE, NEW SOUTH WALES) m asked the Minister for Defence, upon notice -

1.   What is the impact of taxation for Defence purposes on a per head basis upon the taxpayer of (a) Australia, (b) the United Kingdom, (c) the United States of America and (d) Canada?

2.   What was the ratio of defence expenditure to total federal taxation in Australia in 1938-39. 1948-49, 1955-56, and 1956-57?


Sir Philip McBride (WAKEFIELD, SOUTH AUSTRALIA) (Minister for Defence) - The answers to the honorable member's questions are as follows: -

1.   Estimated defence expenditure in 1956-57 represents the following per capita costs in the countries mentioned -

(a)   Australia, £20.

(b)   United Kingdom, £S.29.3.

(c)   United States of America, 244 dollars.

(d)   Canada, 111 dollars.

2.   The ratios of defence expenditure to total federal taxation in Australia in 1938-39, 1948-49. 1955-56 and 1956-57 are as follows: -

 







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