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Scott Morrison's 'no-growth' GST plan was bogus

The New Daily - ‎20 hours ago‎
So when Treasury modelled the tax plan Morrison gave them, there was a sigh of resignation from the Coalition and many journalists who felt, “oh well, it looks like a GST hike would not boost growth”. That's only half the picture. The version of GST ...

NSW Treasurer Gladys Berejiklian still backs lifting GST to 15pc

The Australian Financial Review - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
NSW Treasurer Gladys Berejiklian still backs lifting GST to 15pc. Share; Share via Email · Share on Google Plus · Post on facebook wall · Share on twitter · Post to Linkedin · Share on Reddit.
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Barnaby Joyce: GST debate needed to be brought back into the pen

The Australian (subscription) - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Mr Morrison admitted that future tax changes would have to be delivered “far more modestly”, as the government retreated from proposals that would have cut income taxes by increasing the GST from 10 to 15 per cent. Mr Joyce, who last night ascended to ...
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No GST hike means Turnbull must now broker state tax reform

The Australian Financial Review - ‎19 hours ago‎
No GST hike means Turnbull must now broker state tax reform. Share; Share via Email · Share on Google Plus · Post on facebook wall · Share on twitter · Post to Linkedin · Share on Reddit.
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Treasurer introduces 'Netflix tax' for GST on digital products to Parliament

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
Digital products such as books, movies, games, apps and e-books purchased by Australians from overseas could soon attract the GST. Treasurer Scott Morrison introduced draft laws to Parliament on Wednesday seeking to level the playing field between ...

Minor gain from GST fed tax cuts:Treasury - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Income tax cuts and increasing the GST rate to 15 per cent would deliver only "negligible" economic growth gains.
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GST hike not in Turnbull Government's tax reform plans, ministers say

ABC Online - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
Ministers have told the ABC it would be sensible to officially end the debate around the GST soon, but that tax reform would still have to be delivered in the federal budget in May.
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GST dead, now for Plan B

The Australian Financial Review - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
Abolishing workplace-related tax deductions in return for lower rates of income tax, and targeting superannuation concessions at the high end, are now at the centre of the federal government's plans to pay for tax cuts which will be smaller than ...
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Jay Weatherill's call for GST on financial services rejected

The Australian (subscription) - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Mr Weatherill has conceded that his primary plan for a 15 per cent GST, with the revenue to be kept by the commonwealth in return for a fixed share of income tax for states to spend on schools and hospitals, is doomed.
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BCA trumpets $9bn boost from lifting GST

The Australian (subscription) - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
The nation's peak business group will outline the benefits in a last-ditch attempt to keep major reform on the agenda, refusing to concede that the government has abandoned the option of lifting the GST to pay for sweeping tax cuts for millions of workers.

What would Tony Abbott have done on GST reform?

The Canberra Times - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
But beyond these reasons the future of any GST reform raises interesting questions about the broader dynamics of the politics of reform.
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With GST off the table, fund company tax cuts by ending dividend imputation

The Australian Financial Review - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
Dividend imputation should be scrapped as a way to fund company tax cuts now that GST is off the table. Chris Ratcliffe. by Innes Willox.

GST debate: Adopt a higher GST or face 'American-style healthcare system', SA Premier Jay Weatherill

ABC Online - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
He said good public hospitals were more valuable to people on low incomes than a lower GST rate. "The public healthcare system is one of the greatest projects that exists in this nation for dealing with equity," he said.

Social services dept does GST modelling - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
The Department of Social Services has conducted modelling of the impact a hike in the GST would have on welfare recipients.
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Dissent over potential GST increase builds, Coalition MPs fear electoral damage

ABC Online - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
One MP who had been talking to more than 20 colleagues said there was less and less appetite for lifting the GST and warned the strength of that view should not be underestimated.
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Forget GST if you keep attacking Sonia, Rahul: Manmohan Singh

Hindustan Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Friday the Modi government had not engaged the Congress seriously to break the logjam over the GST, as he underlined that the ruling dispensation needed to improve relations with the biggest Opposition ...
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voters reject rise in GST rate

The Australian - ‎Jan 31, 2016‎
Malcolm Turnbull faces a significant challenge to convince voters to accept a higher GST as a central plank of any tax reform plan, with Newspoll revealing that a majority of voters opposes increasing the rate, even if it came with across-the-board tax ...

JB HiFi boss says GST without broad reform would be death by a thousand cuts

ABC Online - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
While big business has expressed alarm at the Prime Minister's reluctance to pursue a higher GST, retailers in the main street are breathing a sigh of relief.
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WA may have to sell Western Power assets if GST isn't changed

The Australian Financial Review - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
West Australian Premier Colin Barnett may have to consider selling the state's poles and wires. Stefan Gosatti. Share on twitter · Share on Google Plus.
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the GST is no 'Thermomix'

The Australian Financial Review - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
Senator Matthew Canavan says the GST is not the "thermomix" for Australia's tax problems. Alex Ellinghausen. Primrose Riordan.