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Wednesday, 2 November 1910

Senator McGREGOR (South Australia) (Vice-President of the Executive Council) . - Any Commissioner wishing to administer such a scheme of taxation as this would naturally provide for the tax being paid at convenient places. I may also inform Senator Chataway that under the Acts Interpretation Act the singular includes the plural. Consequently, there is no necessity for his amendment.

Amendment negatived.

Clause agreed to.

Clauses 50 to 53 agreed to.

Clause 54 - (1.) Land tax shall until payment be a first charge upon the land taxed. ... (2.) Where the Commissioner thinks it advis able to register the charge, he may lodge with the Registrar-General or Registrar of Titles or other proper officer of the State or part of the Commonwealth in which the land is situated a certificate under his hand describing the land charged, and stating that there are arrears of land tax payable in respect thereof ; and the Registrar or other proper officer shall register it in the register. . . .

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