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Wednesday, 21 April 1971

Senator LAWRIE (QUEENSLAND) - I ask the Minister representing the Treasurer a question. Will the Minister refer to the Treasurer the plight of the wives and families of deceased farmers and graziers who have suffered from drought and low wool prices? Many of these people are unable to raise any money to pay death duties. Will the Government give a sympathetic hearing to these people and allow thiem a very long extension of time in which to pay these duties?


This question follows an earlier question asked by Senator Webster who referred to the incidence of Commonwealth death duties. Senator Lawrie has suggested that in certain circumstances in the primary industry area there should be an extended time in which death duties may be paid. I shall certainly refer his request to the Treasurer.

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