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Tuesday, 25 November 1941

Mr CHIFLEY (Macquarie) (Treasurer) . - In some cases it is very difficult to arrive at an estimate. AsI have said, one concession involves a direci loss of revenue of £800,000, but the actual loss, after other factors are taken into consideration, will amount to only £600,000. I should say that the total loss involved in all the relaxations which have been agreed to by the Government may amount to £1,500,000, or perhaps something move. These concessions show how ready the Government has been to listen to representations regarding hardship.

Clause agreed to.

Clauses 24, 25 and 26 agreed to.

Clause 27-

Section two hundred and twenty-oneaif the principal act is amended by omitting paragraph (a) of the definition of "salary or wages" and inserting in its stead the following paragraph : - " (a) under any contract which is wholly or substantially for the labour of the person to whom the payments are made;

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