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A I.AND TAX AROt'MENT Mr Taylor— We aro told »hat a land-tax would be an Injury to »ho tVroer and to those engaged m psstoral pursuits. I entirely deDy that. It won'd be one of »be greatest benefits wo could poaalbly confer oprm them. It wonld tend to settle the country ; It wonld tend to enhance ti e value of their land ; nnd I sm prepared to say tbat it would bn h good thing to compel those who will not voiunruiy agree to I* to accept h lond-tux of th* oharnotor I havo described, with un ncome-taz ottnohofl to It. I am qolte sure that tho Promlrt will «ereo w'th me tbst If we can get peoplo to settle on the land and enhances tho valna of these lnrije properties by subdivision they will realise large fortunes ; but we &ro In duty bound to carry a land-tax If wo oan ponlbly do . lam quite euro thut before very loog tho Premier will come round to that view. Wo had a distinct ntatrmont from him about tha nationalisation of land. Some few years ago any one giving oredlt to the Premier for holding nuoh views would have been simply laughed at , but we all Uv« and learn.
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