Baird to push for broader GST

New NSW premier urges mature discussion about tax reform ahead of white paper.

NSW Premier Mike Baird will push for a broadening of the base of the GST, and has previewed a strategy to gain community ­acceptance for the privatisation of electricity assets.

On his first full day as Premier, which included joining the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as they visited Manly beach, Mr Baird called for the $1000 exemption for online overseas purchases to be lowered, to allow for the broadening of the GST base.

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