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Thursday, 1 May 1980
Page: 2017

Senator ELSTOB (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) - My question is addressed to the Minister representing the Treasurer. Australians are known as keen gardeners, yet the Federal Government imposes a sales tax of 15 per cent on compost bins- essential pieces of equipment for organic gardening. In the interests of conservation of energy and fertilisers, will the Treasurer give serious consideration to reducing the sales tax on compost bins to at least the level applicable to plastic garbage bins, which is 2.5 per cent?

Senator CARRICK - The matter is a policy one. I will refer it to the Treasurer.

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