Abolish the GST

  John Howard said that “GST would never become part of Liberal party policy”. Nonetheless the tax was introduced by the Howard Government and commenced on July 1, 2000, supposedly to replace the sales tax and state taxes such as banking taxes and stamp duty. The notion of a broad based consumption tax was first mooted by Paul Keating at the 1985 Tax Summit, but Bob Hawke dropped the idea after pressure from the ACTU. The arguments for and against GST have raged for years and will conti

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