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Wednesday, 26 November 1941

Mr JOLLY (Lilley) . - I do not intend to oppose the bill, because I realize that in the circumstances the increase of the land tax is unavoidable. I have always contended that the taxation of land should be left to the local governing authorities. Owing to the increased obligations of the local governing authorities, they have not been able to finance their operations entirely by means of the revenue which they derive from rates. Therefore, they are obliged to look to the State Governments for financial assistance, whilst the State Governments, in turn, have had to appeal to the Commonwealth Government for help.

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