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Friday, 11 October 1985
Page: 1110

(Question No. 291)


Senator Chaney asked the Minister for Finance, upon notice, on 13 May 1985:

In each month since 1 January 1985, what have been the rates of sales tax and the sales tax revenue from each of: (a) imported; and (b) Australian-

(i) whisky,

(ii) brandy,

(iii) wine in glass containers of volume 1 litre or under, and

(iv) wine in other containers.


Senator Walsh —The Treasurer has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

The rates of sales tax applicable since 8.00 p.m. (AEST) on 21 August 1984 are as follows:

(i) whisky and brandy: Imported 20%; Australian 20%.

(ii) wine: Imported-grape-alcoholic 10%; non alcoholic 20%; non grape-alcoholic 10%; non alcoholic exempt.

Australian-grape-alcoholic 10%; non alcoholic exempt; non grape-alcoholic 10%; non alcoholic exempt.

Amounts of sales tax revenue derived from sales tax of particular commodities or groups of commodities are not recorded separately.