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Thursday, 3 November 1910

Senator WALKER (New South Wales) . - I am much indebted to the VicePresident of the Executive Council for having furnished me with this opportunity of moving an amendment in clause 27. As the clause stands, it only allows the present owner of a freehold estate to deduct the unimproved value of a lease from the unimproved value of his land as a whole. My amendment gives the benefit of the deduction to the present owner's predecessor, lt is an absolutely equitable thing to do. I therefore move -

That after the word " who," line 2, the following words be inserted, " or whose predecessor in title."

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