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Anderson forced to defend broken GST promises.

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Anderson Forced To Defend Broken GST Promises Martin Ferguson - Shadow Minister for Regional Development

Media Statement - 28 June 2000

Deputy Prime Minister John Anderson was forced to defend his Liberal-National Coalition Government's broken GST promises in Parliament today, Shadow Regional Development Minister, Martin Ferguson, said.

"Because the Prime Minister ducked a GST censure debate, Mr Anderson was forced to reveal his undying support for the massively discredited GST that will leave many people in rural and regional Australia worse off.

"Mr Anderson rose to defend a GST that will increase the price of petrol, particularly in rural and regional Australia, force rents in caravan parks to rise and create a massive burden on lower income families and small businesses.

"Today, Mr Anderson revealed to the people of rural and regional Australia that the National Party is completely subservient to the Liberal Party in this Coalition Government.

"Mr Anderson shamelessly supported the new tax measures that he knows will hurt the country people he claims to represent.

"Mr Anderson and his National Party ministers have rolled over to his city-centric Liberal colleagues.

"Like a dog without a bark, Mr Anderson and his National Party colleagues have failed the people of regional and rural Australia."

Authorised by Geoff Walsh, 19 National Circuit, Barton ACT 2600.