AUSTRALIA: Tax Snatching

Wriggling their bare toes in Australia's good earth, the sturdy offspring (he has nine) of Australian Premier Joseph Aloysius Lyons romped and whooped in his garden last week heedless of the fact that their father was perhaps pushing rebellious New South Wales to the brink of insurrection.

This rebel state, dominated by a Labor Party which recently voted sympathy with Eamon de Valera's fight for Irish freedom (TIME, April 11), has repudiated so many debts (promptly made good by the Commonwealth Treasury) that a bill to seize tax revenues of New South...

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