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Women’s place in the sun

Women’s place in the sun

This cover of a booklet issued by the Labour Party before the 1946 election outlines the family-friendly policies of the party. The rise of the social welfare state over the 1930s and 1940s was a major cost increase for the government – and was passed on to the taxpayer.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-A-NZ-LABOUR-1946-01

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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