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Friday, 16 July 1915

Mr FISHER (WIDE BAY, QUEENSLAND) (Prime Minister) - It is not usual to anticipate taxation proposals, but there must be a war tax in addition to a war loan, and in regard to it the rule of taxation will be followed that the burden must be adjusted in accordance with the ability of the people to bear it, and in accordance with the benefits derived by taxpayers from their residence in this country. The matter will be. dealt with before the House adjourns over any considerable period.

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