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Tuesday, 26 November 1974
Page: 2811


The PRESIDENT -Is leave granted? There being no objection, leave is granted. (The document read as follows)-

This Bill amends the Excise Tariff 1921-1973 in accordance with Excise Tariffproposals No. 1 ( 1974) introduced into the Parliament on 23 July last and Excise Tariff Proposals No. 2 (1974) introduced on 17 September 1974. The changes contained in Excise Tariff Proposals No. 1 ( 1974) gave effect to measures which increased the excise duties on potable spirits and manufactured tobacco products, and operated on and after eight o'clock in the evening on 23 July 1 974. The changes proposed in Excise Tariffproposals No. 2 ( 1974) operated on and after eight o'clock in the evening on 17 September, 1974 and increased the excise duties on brandy as a further stage in removing the duty differential between brandy and other potable spirits. A summary of the changes is being circulated. I commend the Bill.

Debate (on motion by Senator Greenwood) adjourned.







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