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Thursday, 20 November 1941


Senator McLEAY (South Australia) (Leader of the Opposition) . - I move -

That the words "sub-items (1), (2) and (3) of Item 3." be left out.

Sub-items 1, 2 and 3 read as follows : -

(1)   Boats (including oars, sails, life belts, life boat? and other similar accessories) for use in the fishing industry.

(2)   Crayfish pots.

(3)   Engines for use in the fishing industry.

If the amendmentbe accepted, those particular items, which are essential to the fishing industry in Australia, will be taxedat the old rate of 5 per cent. instead of 10 per cent. If the Government desires to go further than that, I shall have no objection.Will the Minister in charge of the bill inform the committee what he meant when he said that fish was exempt from sales tax?







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