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11 February, 2009

Mr T. BUSWELL: […] The analogy put to me is that if we consider tax to be the golden goose, which the Treasurer clearly does, taxation effort is not the size of the egg that pops out of the back of the golden goose from time to time but the amount of effort that is being applied to constrict the neck of the goose to force an egg out. That is what the Treasurer is doing; he is imposing every last ounce of taxation effort onto the households and businesses of this state.

Mr C.J. Barnett: I was just thinking about the Treasurer as the golden goose.

Mr T. BUSWELL: Yes, it is a highly distressing analogy.

Mr C.J. Barnett: I wonder what sort of egg he might lay.

Mr T. BUSWELL: It would be no different from the one that he often has on his face.

Subject: Duties Bill 2007 / Duties Legislation Amendment Bill 2007 [Legislative Assembly – Cognate Debate — Motion]

Date: 11 March 2008

Hansard reference: pp. 657c – 677a [online (pdf)]

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