GST

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The government's move to include low-value online bought goods in the GST doesn't treat overseas and local sellers in the same way, writes Kathrin Bain.

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Recent history tells us that we should be cautious about newly minted prime ministers promising to fix the federation, writes Paul Kildea.

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Malcolm Turnbull could lead bold and important reforms in five key areas: the GST, childcare, infrastructure, university funding and the environment, writes Richard Holden.

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Proposals to share the income tax base across the federation have merit, however there are design issues that have to be analysed carefully, write Neil Warren and Richard Eccleston. 

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Making ride-sharing drivers register for GST is simply ensuring that "shared economy" services are treated no differently, writes Katherin Bain.

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Fresh fruit and vegetables are currently exempt from GST for equity reasons, but it’s time for a rethink, write Dale Boccabella and Kathrin Bain.

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The Commonwealth can act alone to change the rate or scope of the GST, but it would be a brave government that did so in face of the inevitable community backlash, writes Dale Boccabella.

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The most regressive outcome would be to leave the Australian tax system just as it is, writes Richard Holden.

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The push to reduce the GST threshold on imported goods is likely to be the federal government’s first real test on “public” tax reform. Let's hope a consumer backlash won't divert it from sound decision making, writes Dale Boccabella.

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Tax reform being called for by the Business Council of Australia can only happen if politics and vested interests are put aside, writes Dale Boccabella.

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