Cockburn Gazette - - OPINION -

AUS­TRALIAN GST is too hard for the av­er­age per­son to un­der­stand and that in­cludes me.

No mat­ter what you pur­chase, GST should be in­cluded in the price.

I be­lieve this is how it op­er­ates in other coun­tries around the world.

There should be no re­funds, in­clud­ing to those with an Aus­tralian Busi­ness Num­ber.

There is a flood of GST money be­ing paid for mo­tor ve­hi­cles, ma­chin­ery, com­mer­cial rents etc, then be­ing re­funded by a gov­ern­ment depart­ment.

Make it a level play­ing field. We all pay GST which should stay in the state it is col­lected, with the rate con­trolled by that state.

I am sure the rate of GST could then be low­ered.

If any­one can re­mem­ber (John) Hew­son, who led the Lib­eral Party to de­feat on the plat­form of value added tax, yes, he lost as no one un­der­stood the tax.

Noth­ing has changed.

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