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Tuesday, 14 September 1971
Page: 1301

Mr Clyde Cameron (HINDMARSH, SOUTH AUSTRALIA) asked the Treasurer, upon notice:

(1)   What amount of sales tax was paid on each of the boats built to contest the America's Cup races during the last 10 years.

(2)   What proportion of the value of each boat was subject to sales tax,

(3)   Was any special exemption given to the syndicates formed to build and race the boats.

(4)   Can he say what are the names of the persons or Interests who formed these syndicates.

Mr Snedden - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1)   and (2) The secrecy provisions of the Sales Tax Assessment Act preclude the disclosure of this information.

(3)   No special exemptions were given to the syndicates and sales tax was paid by the syndicates in full compliance with the sales tax Acts.

(4)   I do not know the names of all of the persons or interests who formed these syndicates.

Fisheries Research (Question No. 4018)

Mr Whitlam asked the Minister for

Primary Industry, upon notice:

What was the (a) subject, (b) location, (c) cost and (d) purpose of fisheries research conducted by his Department in 1970-71.

Mr Sinclair (NEW ENGLAND, NEW SOUTH WALES) (Minister for Primary Industry) - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

The subject, location and purpose of fisheries research conducted by my Department in the last financial year is shown in the attached table. The cost of this research cannot be estimated since, for the most part, it was borne by normal Departmental expenditure and separate records have not been maintained.


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