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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 of 10 shillings (equivalent to $44 in 2021) 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, (accessed 17 May 2022)

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