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Wednesday, 16 December 1914


Senator PEARCE (Western Australia) (Minister of Defence) .- I would point out to those who are criticising this clause that it is not one-fiftieth of the total estate which would have to pay duty in the circumstances which have been outlined by them, but the small beneficiary will be charged one-fiftieth of the duty in respect of his share of the estate. The balance will be borne by the other beneficiaries.


Senator Millen - The balance of what - of his share?


Senator PEARCE - Yes, the balance of his share.







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