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Wednesday, 27 October 1971
Page: 2612

Mr IRWIN (Mitchell) - I rise to support the Bill, which allows the States to collect payroll tax from certain Commonwealth authorities. It shows the willingness of the Commonwealth to assist the States in regard to this matter. I am of the opinion that it does not go sufficiently far enough in regard to assisting the States, and I feel that the only real way to assist the States, if we are honest, sincere and genuine in this respect, is to allow the States to partake of income tax. But this Bill does alleviate the situation to a point. I have much pleasure in supporting it, and I commend the Minister for the Army (Mr Peacock) for bringing it before the House.

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