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Walter Nash’s 1946 budget

Walter Nash’s 1946 budget

On 1 April 1946 Walter Nash introduced a universal family benefit, paid out at 10 shillings ($36 in 2008) per child per week. Cartoonist Gordon Minhinnick saw this as a bribe and labelled the bait ‘over ripe tax concessions’.

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Cartoon by Gordon Edward George Minhinnick

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Paul Goldsmith, 'Taxes - First Labour government taxes – 1935 to 1949', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/cartoon/21542/walter-nashs-1946-budget (accessed 6 December 2019)

Story by Paul Goldsmith, published 11 Mar 2010, updated 2 Sep 2016