History of tax in Australia

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Taxes have changed and evolved over time.  Discover the changes made in the Australian tax system and explore the reasons taxes change.

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  • Fact 10

    In 1936, at the request of the Australian Wool Growers Council, a wool tax was imposed to help the production of wool and to extend the use of wool throughout the world. It was levied at 6d (about 5c) per bale on all sales of shorn wool produced in Australia.

Customs duty

A duty or tax levied on goods imported into Australia, administered by the Australian Customs Service.

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