Australian GST Reform & the States Budgets

GST Reform?
Ex-Premier Brumby has said this is on the cards to resolve funding shortfalls in Schools & Hospitals but PM Abbott is discounting the idea. Could not the States unilaterally and independently levy say another two percent by requiring businesses to forward a copy of their federally required GST documentation to them? Most states in the USA have their own income tax returns but a GST or VAT style tax is both more equitable and less regressive! Well constructed software for common platforms could simplify and coordinate returns to both the ATO and equivalent state agencies to make this less onerous to businesses.

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About adelaidepete

Now live in Adelaide South Australia and have always worked in Systems & Software Engineering. I am enjoying commenting on, suggesting and discussing innovative solutions to problems and useful risk mitigation strategies and recently interested in the realm of public policy re urban planning & disasters - the focus of this blog. I am interested in technology, gadgetry, enhancing productivity & functionality, urban planning, military thinking and public policy. I enjoyed periods I spent in USA (Reston, Virginia Beach & Dallas) & Europe (Germany, Spain, Italy & Greece) but genuinely love Australia, most people, animals, singing, dancing & life.
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