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Tuesday, 13 December 1927

Senator McLACHLAN (South Australia) (Honorary Minister) . - The intention is to exempt from taxation all land that is owned by any club or body of persons and used primarily and principally for the purposes of athletic sports or exercises, except horse racing, and not for the pecuniary profit of the members of that club or body.Football clubs, hockey clubs, golf clubs, and other bodies who own land are now compelled to pay land tax although their members do not derive any pecuniary benefit from such land. The agitation for this exemption has been proceeding for years. I was a member of a club which, in common with other similar bodies, was greatly concerned at being held liable to pay land tax. When any club or body is proved to be a trading concern, taxation will be levied. .

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