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25 July, 2013

Time is at a premium for us, so we’re not going to do it ourselves right now, but if anyone wants to take up the archival challenge set here, let us know how you go!

Hon KEN TRAVERS: […] Imagine someone was thinking about selling some non-real business assets in March. They might have picked up a copy of the “Overview of State Taxes and Royalties” that was released by the government in March and turned to page 10 of that document and read the section on property taxes under the heading “Transfer duty”, which states—
Duty on the transfer of property was originally introduced on 1 October 1841 at a rate of one pound for every hundred pounds.
I did not bother to research what happened back in 1841 —

Hon Sue Ellery: Slacker!

Hon KEN TRAVERS: I did not get the Hansard; maybe other members might want to do that.

Hon Sue Ellery: I might!

Hon KEN TRAVERS: Back to 1841? It would be interesting to get it and look at the history of the debates going all the way back to that time. I just searched for the relevant bits back in 1998 that got us to the current circumstances.

Subject: Duties Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 [Legislative Council – Second Reading]

Date: 27 June 2013

Hansard reference: p. 2336 [online (pdf)]

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