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Monday, 26 November 1973
Page: 3833

Mr WENTWORTH (Mackellar) - I ask the Treasurer (Mr Crean) to reconsider the matter of the aged persons tax allowance. The $35m that he proposed initially to take away from these people has been reduced by, I think, $27m. Following upon my initial protest, Caucus made him make that reduction. I askhim now whether he will go the last bit of the way. Only $8m is involved. It would not affect the Budget as a whole. Will the Minister do the fair thing by these old people? I make this plea to the Minister to change his line of approach even at this late stage.

Mr Crean - Mr Speaker-

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