Backflips expose the true value of political commitments

GST is back on the agenda and Clive Palmer is voting for a policy he totally opposed a couple of months ago. More fool us for thinking they might stick to their promises.

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In a move that channels John Howard, Tony Abbott has put changing the GST on the political agenda, just over a year after assuring the public it would not be altered, “full stop, end of story.”

In the run up to the 1996 election, Howard said there would “never ever” be a GST, only to propose one in his first term.

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