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1897 Excerpt: ... proposed to impose duties of Customs. That would
enable a financial proposal to be submitted, and would not be open
to the objections pointed out by the hon. member Mr. Barton, that
it would be dealing separately and independently with excise duties
which in the interests of the States might be dealt with
separately, because in one State it might be to its interest to do
so, though it might not be in another State. It might be to the
interest of South Australia to have excise duties on tobacco, but
it may not be on other articles. Mr. REID: They should be taken
together because we want to do away with these local combinations
causing strifes over one impost as against another, and deal with
the question in a broad national spirit. Mr. Symon: We want to
prevent unpatriotic combinations. Sir JOHN DOWNER: In this matter
we are fighting over again the question as to whether the Senate
shall have power to deal with Money Bills or not. Here is the first
attempt to fritter away the right of the Senate in this matter.
There will be cases in which the subjects of import and excise must
be very largely mixed up, and it may be highly proper to consider
the two things together. Where is the difficulty in having two
Bills before the Senate, where is the difficulty in their internal
arrangements which prevents them from dealing with them? Mr.
Mcmillan: They might reject one and accept the other. Sir JOHN
DOWNER: If we are to force the Government to bring up its financial
resolutions piecemeal instead of in one Bill it would be a highly
inconvenient thing to the Government. 1 can understand every
gentleman present who is a Minister in office now, and who has
these things brought more immediately before his mind at the
moment, taking this view. We ought not, however: o sa...
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