Don't raise 'never ever' GST, cut pollies' spending instead

Updated April 23 2018 - 10:54pm, first published May 22 2014 - 3:00am

Let me remind the notoriously short-term memory electorate that the ''never ever'' GST was brought in by John Howard with the connivance of Meg Lees of the Democrats, was to be fixed at 10 per cent (and was argued that this would not ever be changed because the states would all have to agree to such a change), would exempt things such as food and would replace inefficient state taxes and charges. And the electorate fell for it.

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