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♦ (m prjbss association,) Auckland, February 6. The Premier, Sir H. Atklnion, adfltested ft meeting of the cltlzsna of Auokland this evening In the Olty Hall on tha Fropertytax and It« substitute, a Land tax and Income tax. The Premier delivered ♦lengthy addrest.argolngtbat theProperty iax was ihe fairest and most suitable of •11 jet proposed. He would be no party to a Land Tax. It was too harrowing, uncertain, and difficult of oolleotlon to admit of adoption. He conoluded amid «heers. Some opponents of the tax put «atei ot hardship before him whioh he W* ft BsJI snored, «nd Mr Samuel V«fl«, swoodsd, the following motion :— "Thai, wbO« thanking the Premier for fell •dams, the meeting condemns the Prep«rty-tax m oppressive, inexpedient, smdjmpolltto, owtßg to Its discouraging th» Investment of oapltsl, and the influx of energctfo Immigrants into the colony." Mr H. Faraall moved, and Mr Gerald Ftacook seconded the following amendnttnt i—" That this meeting thanks the Premier for his address, but records iti most emphatic protest against a eontlnuMioe of the Property-tsx. believing It tc be ioimleal to the real intereits and pro gtew of the country, and urges Its tmme dlate repeal. It also urges that % tax 01 land values, excluding Improvements ebovtd be imposed m lieu thereof." The tmtndment wm carried by a Uig< •njorlty. Mr J. Altken Oonnel moved a furthe amendment of s> vote of thanks to thi Premise simply. Tab wm rejected. M? Fajpnilrs amendment was then pa And carried by a great majority. The Premier replied, laughingly, tba their orders, as he understood them, wen that every money lender and capitalist li the colony was to go icot : frce, while th Unfortunate farmers wet a to be t»xed When he went Booth and told the peopl of the South about tbeae orders, the f 9014 limply i»ugb it them,

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THE PREMIER ON THE PROPERTY-TAX, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2057, 7 February 1889

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THE PREMIER ON THE PROPERTY-TAX Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2057, 7 February 1889