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Wool tax

stands

until test

j Sydney, Monday

Two Victorian wool growers today failed to obtain from the High Court an order restrain- ing the Commonwealth from collecting income tax in advance from wool cheques.

The woolgrowers are Messrs. Desmond Carty Moore and Thomas Anthony Darcy, Aus- tralian Primary Troducers' Union vice-presidents.

[Under a new law, brokers arc to pay one-fifth of all wool cheques to the Common- wealth in payment of income tax when assessed.]

Moore and Anthony sought an injunction restraining the Taxation Commissioner from implementing- the legislation pending a High Court chal- lenge of its validity.

Sir John Latham, Chief Justice, adjourned the hearing to enable the parties to

confer.

The Government would re- turn to woolgrowcrs collections under its 20% wool sales de- duction legislation if the High Court ruled that the legisla- tion was invalid, Mr. Fadden, Treasurer, said in Canberra last night.

Mr. Fadden added thal he understood that this was ac- ceptable to the plaintiffs, and that the case would probably be heard in February.

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