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Campaign to jack up online GST is protectionist and lazy

In demanding the lowering of the GST threshold for offshore purchases, the states and retailers want more cash from the federal government or consumers.

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Govt agrees on GST for e-shopping — whatever you think

Whatever your view on applying GST to online purchases, Canberra supports it. Assistant Treasurer David Bradbury is trying to walk both sides of the street.

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Online won’t destroy retail, it’ll give us money to spend locally

Online shopping is, for the first time, allowing Australians to access a genuinely competitive marketplace and the result is customers making big savings, writes Richard Denniss, executive director of The Australia Institute.

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Gillard, “a substance not style person”, should not change

The very worst thing Julia Gillard could do would be to try and change into something she is not.

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Essential: why we love to shop online (and reject paying GST)

The vast majority of Australians reject moves by the big retailers to apply GST to online purchases, not surprisingly, with new Essential Research polling revealing how ingrained online shopping has become for consumers.

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Just another form of parallel importing

Whether it be Woolworths and Coles in food and liquor or Woolies, Coles, JB and Harvey Norman in electrical goods or Myer and David Jones in department stores, the power is in the hands of the major retailers. How sensible the government isn’t stampeded to change, writes Richard Farmer.

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