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Friday, 30 October 1970

Mr Whitlam asked the Treasurer, upon notice:

What percentage of revenue from their own sources, including net revenue of business enterprises, was received in each of the last 10 years by (a) the Commonwealth, (b) the States, (c) semigovernment authorities and (d) local government authorities.

Mr Bury - The answer to the honourable members question is as follows:

For the purposes of this answer it has been assumed that the honourable member is seeking information on the percentage of total revenue for all levels of government raised by each of the four levels of government The revenue figures reflected in the percentages in the table below have been prepared on the same basis as those provided in answer to similar questions relating to the revenue of Commonwealth, State, local and semigovernment authorities asked by the honourable member on earlier occasions. The details are consistent with current account receipts shown in Tables 5, 10 and 1 1 of the Budget paper 'National Income and Expenditure 1969-70' but exclude revenue on account of Commonwealth Territories.


(a)   Net revenue of business enterprises consists of revenue net of working expenses and depreciation, but before payment of interest. (b) Including Commonwealth semi-government authorities but excluding Territories. (c) Excluding payments from the Commonwealth and from other levels of government, (d) Preliminary estimates.

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