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Labor's false claim



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THE HON JOE HOCKEY MP

SHADOW TREASURER

Saturday 21 July 2012

LABOR’S FALSE CLAIM

The Federal Coalition is united in opposing any increase or extension to the GST.

The Coalition view, clearly stated on a number of occasions, is that it will not further burden Australian households already hit by Julia Gillard’s carbon tax.

Any suggestion otherwise is an outrageous and false claim by Labor.

The obvious point is that the GST is a tax collected on behalf of the states and it would be up to the states to convince the public to support any change.

But it will not be a Federal Coalition Government making any change to the GST. Unlike Labor, we will deliver what we promise.

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