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Wednesday, 19 March 1941

Senator McBRIDE - The Treasurer has supplied the following answers : -

1.   Gold tax received to 30th June, 1940, amounted to £1,214,621. For the eight months of this financial year to 28th February, 1941, gold tax has amounted to £1,026,059, making the total gold tax received by the Commonwealth £2,240,680. 2 and 3. No part of the gold tax has been allotted to any State. I would mention, however, that £.150,000 was paid out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund to the States in August last under the Gold Mining Encouragement Act.

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