Scott Morrison has inched forward to another interminable episode of tweaking the tax. This time it’s the scales of the returns the states get from the commonwealth’s GST, but, as always, do not hold your breath.
A federal government backbencher says some of her colleagues are daunted by the prospect of a community backlash against a rise in the GST.
Roma Newton, Kingscliff. 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'.
John Kaye, Greens NSW MP. NSW premier Mike Baird's proposed hike in the GST rate to 15 per cent will inevitably make Australia's tax system even less fair by increasing the burden on low and middle income households.
Benjamin Franklin thought death and taxes were inevitable. Now some Australian pundits are saying the same about an increase in the GST, writes Mungo MacCallum.
Anny Reed, Byron Bay. In all the current discussion about how to increase GST revenue, there seems to be an avoidance of one obvious area into which to expand the tax; short-term holiday letting.
Christmas has come early for thousands of north-coast pensioners after the ATO announced it would not extend the GST to include mobile-home park site rentals.
A campaign against a controversial plan by the tax office to apply the Goods and Services Tax (GST) to moveable home estates, which will affect thousands of mostly pensioners across the north coast, is picking up steam.