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Wednesday, 30 September 1936

Senator LECKIE (VICTORIA) - Yes, but the list is not sufficiently comprehensive. All goods which are aids to manufacture, including cores, moulds, and dies which are essential in certain branches of manufacture, should be exempt. Some of the definitions in the bill appear to show what is intended, but others are ambiguous. For instance, is soda ash, which is used in the process of washing wool and is of vital importance to woolleu manufacturers, included in the list of exemptions? Additional exemptions are preferable io a. greater reduction of the precentage rate. I am sure that manufacturers who have been asking for relief from this form of taxation for a long time will welcome the measure of relief now being afforded.

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