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Rise in GST preferable to stamp duty, survey finds

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Australian Broker | 14 Jul 2015, 06:21 AM Agree 0
The majority of Australians would embrace a rise in GST if it meant that stamp duty would be abolished, a new survey reveals
  • BJ | 14 Jul 2015, 11:35 AM Agree 0
    What would give some balance, is a survey of those renting and unable to accumulate a deposit (those without a voice). One would expect a very different result/findings e.g. Why should those unable, as a result of lower wages, employment, subsidise those of us with the ability (good fortune or otherwise) to purchase and invest in property.
    These grandstanding statements “the majority of Australians” is quite frankly insulting to those thinking, independent Australians without a barrow to push.
    I am convinced, that most professional advisers would read any report “commissioned by The Property Council of Australia” with the level of scepticism it rightly deserves.
    Continue to preach limited views on taxation reform from that shallow grave and focus that narrow argument on the removal or amendment to stamp duty. True taxation reform will undoubtedly come as a result of a broad review, which will impact on all working Australians and dare one say “we will all wear the pain”, some unfortunately more than others.
  • Incognito | 14 Jul 2015, 07:06 PM Agree 0
    Good grief, that's brazen.

    (of them to promote such self interested research and think nobody will notice).
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