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Thursday, 3 April 1941

Senator McBRIDE (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) (Minister for Munitions) - The Minister for Commerce has supplied the following answers : - 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. Nothing is known of a wool levy agreement.This may refer, however, to the tax imposed under the Wool Tax Act 1936 on all wool grown in Australia and shorn on or after the 1st July, 1936. This tax is for the purpose of financing the Australian Wool Board in its efforts, by publicity and research or any other means, to improve the production of wool in Australia and increase and extend the use of wool throughout the world. The levies provided for under the Wool Tax Act 1936 are - For each bale of wool, 6d.; for each fadge or butt of wool, 3d.; for each bag of wool, Id. The amount collected in 1938-39 was £84,399 4s. 6d.

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