Australia: PM introduces disaster tax to Parliament

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February 9, 2011
LaCrosse Tribune    
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"Australia's prime minister introduced tax legislation to Parliament on Thursday that would help pay for record storm and flood damage, as debate raged about whether the government should instead cut foreign aid. Prime Minister Julia Gillard said the government's bill for roads, bridges and other infrastructure damaged by weeks of flooding in northeast Queensland state was at least $5.6 billion. Her proposed new income taxes would raise $1.8 billion." (02/09/11)



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