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Wednesday, 30 May 1973
Page: 2834

Mr NIXON (GIPPSLAND, VICTORIA) - 1 preface my question to the Treasurer by reminding him that most Australians now lead a very sedentary existence, tied to desks, homes and motor cars, and can no longer be regarded as a race of bronzed Apollos. I ask, therefore, in view of the greater leisure hours confronting most people and compounding the health problems of the nation, will be when framing the Budget consider abolishing sales tax on sports equipment to encourage people of all ages to participate more in active sport?

Mr CREAN - As the former Minister should know, at this stage I can make no comment. These are matters of policy yet to be decided.

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