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Tuesday, 22 March 1966

Mr DUTHIE (WILMOT, TASMANIA) - Will the Treasurer examine the need for lifting the education deduction provided for in the Income Tax Act from the present £150 a year in view of the fact that it costs country parents throughout Australia £300 or more a year per child to send their children to universities or to schools in the capital cities. This cost includes the cost of board. Will the Government consider, in the Budget planning, increasing the deduction from £150 to £300 to give the urgent help required to thousands of country parents to whom the higher education of their children is a continuing financial burden?

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