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MEDIA RELEASE

 

LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION

 

STATEMENT BY THE LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION

THE HON KIM C. BEAZLEY MP

 

NATS NOT SOLD ON GST GUARANTEE

 

Comments today by National Party national president, Don McDonald, reflect the concerns of many Australians - t here is no guarantee that a 10 per cent GST would not rise.

 

As he begrudgingly toed the Coalition line on the Government’s tax package, Mr McDonald told everyone that not even he was convinced by John Howard’s weak and sneaky ‘guarantee’.

 

As I said on the weekend, all it would take is a three paragraph Bill from the Liberal leader who replaces John Howard as Prime Minister to lift the rate from 10 per cent to 15 per cent, which is the preferred rate at the core of this Liberal Party obsession.

 

Don McDonald doesn’t believe you, Mr Howard, the National Party doesn't believe you, end nor do the Australian people.

 

MELBOURNE

17 August 1998

 

 

 

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