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MINERS AND TAXATION.
Nd Payment on Incomes,Under'£300.
LITHGOW (N.S.W.), Tluu-sday. - 'Hie miners of the Western district have en- dorsed the proposal of the Hermitage lodge that income tax exemptions should be raised to £300, and that members refuse to pay any tax unless their full income-ex- ceeds that amount. 'Hie -whole of the 21 lodges voted solidly for the suggestion. Tile proposal is now being voted upon by every lodge nffiliited with the Miners' Federa- tion. It is also suggested that if any mem- ber is imprisoned, or his his wages gar nisheed, for refusing to pay tax, a general strike will be declared until the member is released, or his money refunded.