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GST promise to retirement villages delivered.



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Joanna Gash Member for Gilmore

18 November 2004

GST PROMISE TO RETIREMENT VILLAGES DELIVERED

Residents of serviced apartments in retirement villages will soon enjoy GST free treatment if they are receiving daily treatment or nursing assistance, said Gilmore MP, Joanna Gash.

"We made that promise before the election and we have delivered.

"This is definitely good news.

"It provides certainty for both residents and their carers.

"The Bill has been introduced into Parliament and as soon as it is passed into legislation, residents can begin to benefit from the new arrangements.

Mrs Gash said the promptness of the decision demonstrated that the Government's pre election promises were not hollow rhetoric and that other promises would be honoured as quickly as possible.

"We are conscious of the scepticism people may have towards political promises but we want to show that we are sincere in what we have promised", Mrs Gash said.