To Labor GST means 'good scare tactic'

There is a good fiscal case for raising GST, but Labor will ensure it doesn’t happen.

One of the ironies about the simmering debate over raising the GST is that Labor, the party digging in against an increase, is more naturally on the side of politics that should be championing such a move.

As Saul Eslake puts it, value-added taxes have been most heavily used by Labor’s “fraternal socialist colleagues in Europe”.

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