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Only Labor will increase GST.

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Larry Anthony MP Minister for Community Services - Federal Member for Richmond

Only Labor will increase GST 7 November 2001

Richmond and MP and Community Services Minister Larry Anthony has cried foul over Labor claims in paid advertisements that the Coalition would extend the GST.

"Contrary to their own propaganda, the only party that plans to change the GST is the ALP," Mr Anthony said.

"The only way the GST can rise or be extended to food is if eight State and Territory Governments plus the Federal Government band together."

"We already have seven state and Territory Labor Governments, and South Australia is due to go to the polls at any moment."

"The only risk of GST increases or extensions therefore comes from a Labor Federal Government, which could find no other way to fund its massive promises," Mr Anthony concluded.