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Thursday, 26 November 1936

Senator Six GEORGE PEARCE (Western Australia) (Minister for External Affairs) [10.56]. - There are two reasons for the reduction. In the first place, the income tax law has been simplified, and it is believed that there will be fewer claims for refunds. Secondly, there have been many exemptions under the sales tax law, and many of the contentious matters which arose previously are not likely to arise in the future. Consequently a smaller sum is considered sufficient this year.

SenatorARKINS (New South Wales) [10.57].- I should he glad if the Minister would explain item 1 of division 102 " Contribution to Imperial Agricultural Bureaux, £10,477".

Senator SirGEORGE PEARCE (Western Australia - Minister for External affairs) [10.58]. - This item covers payments which are made to or through the Executive Council of the Imperial Agricultural Bureaux in respect of research conducted into agricultural and allied matters. The component parts of this


By this arrangement a tremendous amount of research work can be undertaken on a co-operative basis at reasonable cost.

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