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Tuesday, 15 December 1914

Senator PEARCE (Western AustraliaMinister of Defence) . - I move -

That the House of Representativesbe requested to amend the clause by leaving out the words " fifteen thousandth " wherever occur ring, with a view to insert in lieu thereof the words " eighteen thousand seven hundred and fiftieth."

This is to rectify a mathematical error in the formula. The intention of the Bill was to make the tax go up to 9d. in the £1 on estates of the value of £75,000; but as the clause now stands, the rate would go up to l1d.

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