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Tuesday, 30 April 1957

Mr L R JOHNSON (HUGHES, NEW SOUTH WALES) - Will the Trea-surer confirm or deny reports that he publicly declared the opposition of the Govern-ment to. uniform- taxation while addressing the annual conference . of the Queensland section of the Australian Country party earlier this month? Did the right honorable gentleman say that it was his personal ambition to abolish uniform taxation and that he was expressing not only his own view but also that of the Government? Was he correctly reported as saying that the

States- would shortly he asked to agree toa formula for, the return of State, taxing, rights? If- the answers to these questions, are. in the. affirmative, will the. right honorable gentleman indicate, when a detailed, statement, will i be made, on this matter?

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