Topic archives: gst

The 10 truths the left can never admit

June 19, 2018 148

What truths cannot be uttered on the left? Just as there are things that can never be admitted on the right, so too are there unmentionable things on the other side.

Amazon block is an act of contempt by corporate elites and their political lackeys

June 1, 2018 27

Consumers are the losers when powerful interests convince governments to protect them from competition. Look no further than Amazon's geoblocking of Australia.

Searching for smart tax implementation? Look a little closer to home

February 22, 2018 1

The government of Singapore has revealed a new plan to boost GST and implement a carbon tax to offset predicted budget strain — foresight the Turnbull government could use.

GST carve-up mess makes a diabolical political challenge even tougher

October 10, 2017

The government is in terrible trouble in Queensland and Western Australia. So you'll never guess who would be one of the biggest losers from a reallocation of the GST to the west ...

Crikey Worm: Coalition slumps in regional Oz, and Frydenberg argues against a CET

October 9, 2017 1

Good morning, early birds. Yet more bad news for PM Malcolm Turnbull this morning as Newspoll indicates huge losses for his government's two-party preferred in regional Australia. And the Productivity Commission's report into the best way to distribute the GST is set to land. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Are Victoria and NSW really going to be forced to start fracking?

October 2, 2017 12

Is the Commonwealth Grants Commission about to force states like NSW and Victoria to let rip with fracking? Not quite. But it's an intriguing idea.

WAxit might be laughable, but the implications for Turnbull are no joke

September 4, 2017 11

The establishment of a party committee to consider ways to pursue "financial independence" is obviously not to be taken seriously. However, WA's GST complaints should be.

Crikey Worm: Pyne apologises, Greens suspend Rhiannon

Crikey Worm: Pyne apologises, Greens suspend Rhiannon

June 29, 2017

Senior Turnbull government minister Christopher Pyne apologises for marriage equality comments, Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon suspended from party room. It's the news you need to know, by Josh Taylor and Max Chalmers.

Tips and rumours

June 26, 2017 4

Rough times for Gina ... the Coalitions totally rad new website ... penalty rates have no apparent effect on employment levels ...

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

June 19, 2017

AFLW backed by pollies ... GST fumble ... Solicitor-General fronts court ...

Treasury reveals only half of overseas retailers will actually pay GST despite new laws

June 16, 2017 4

Just how Treasury worked out it will get $300 million in GST from overseas sales remains a mystery.

Sinister threats on both sides over online GST proposal

April 19, 2017 12

Ebay has threatened that it will cut off Australian consumers rather than be forced to collect GST. But the Australian Retailers Association is threatening MPs who dare vote against the proposal that it is paying close attention.

Government’s internet shopping tax a dud, doesn’t look like it did in the picture

February 16, 2017 6

Retailers claimed it would save billions a year and thousands of jobs, but the government's punitive crackdown on online shopping at the behest of retailers will yield minimal revenue.

All the things Abbott wants now but failed to do as PM

January 17, 2017 14

Former prime minister Tony Abbott is full of advice for his successor on policy, most of which he failed to do when he was PM.

Govt says it will block online shopping websites that refuse to pay GST

September 15, 2016 1

The government is not keeping track of whether agencies are blocking websites all willy-nilly.

The Business Council: extremist, inconsistent and out of touch

August 29, 2016 10

Australia's premier business lobby group is an extremist body which promotes policies strongly rejected by voters.

Sod off, Western Australia: no more GST for you

August 16, 2016 17

Western Australia's fiscal profligacy should not be rewarded with changes to the GST distribution model -- but Malcolm Turnbull is not in a strong position to resist his colleagues from Perth.

Nigel Scullion replies

July 19, 2016 1

The Indigenous Affairs minister replies to Crikey's reportage.

Is states raising income tax progressive or conservative? Yes.

April 1, 2016 7

Malcolm Turnbull's plan to give the states power to raise income taxes is not necessarily progressive -- but it's not necessarily conservative, either.

Waiting for ScoMo — in which no policy happens, twice

February 18, 2016 12

Scott Morrison spoke at length at the National Press Club yesterday, and said nothing except to distance himself from the GST and the Abbott government.