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Thursday, 1 July 1926


The CHAIRMAN (Senator Plain (VICTORIA)

The honorable senator has exhausted his time.

Senator NEEDHAM(Western Australia) T8.61. - When this measure was last under consideration it was understood that Senator Elliott was to re-draft his amendment in such a way that its meaning would be quite clear. After studying the amendment now proposed, and hearing Senator Elliott's speech, I am of the opinion that his present proposal is even more involved. If this proposal is carried persons who can well afford to pay taxation will be exempt, and for that reason I cannot support the amendment. When we were last considering this clause I indicated that it was my intention to move an amendment to provide that returned soldiers who were partners in businesses and who were in the danger zone during the war, should be in the same position in the matter of income taxation as they were prior to the outbreak of hostilities. I do- not wish those who can afford to pay to- escape just taxation.


Senator Elliott - Why make a distinction between those who are wealthy and those who are not - both sections are entitled to consideration ?







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