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February 8, 2023

The latest GST outrage

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John Howard elicited our votes for a GST with the indelible assurance that ‘every state in Australia will have more money, as time goes on, to fund roads, police, schools and hospitals so important to our daily lives’.

Is it any wonder the supercilious coalition’s reasons for even considering raising it, fall on hollow ears.

The screaming question is: to where have our funds been fraudulently syphoned off these promised projects.

Please do not answer with ‘It’s all the fault of Labor’ etc. etc.  John Howard’s sacrosanct GST had ample time, in seeming endless years in office, to ensure we, the people, would never be slugged for heavy, burdensome taxes again.

So – we gave it our vote – even many of us who were not Liberal voters, nor John Howard followers. 

We allowed ourselves to believe his creed to us.

Why in the name of sanity, would Malcolm Turnball and the senseless Scott Morrison even begin to assume we will fall for this libellous increase, in a second-time-around debate ?

Roma Newton, Kingscliff


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