Broaden GST before anything else

REMOVING exemptions is a bigger taboo than raising the rate, even though the argument for exemptions is intellectually lazy, says DAN TEHAN.
REMOVING exemptions is a bigger taboo than raising the rate, even though the argument for exemptions is intellectually lazy, says DAN TEHAN.
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ANIMAL rights activists have targeted the successful Australia Day lamb promotion through video footage allegedly taken at Victorian abattoirs. ANIMAL rights activists have targeted the successful Australia Day lamb promotion through video footage allegedly taken at Victorian abattoirs.
AUSTRALIAN dairy is the latest commodity to come under scrutiny in a report set to be released by animal rights group Voiceless next week. AUSTRALIAN dairy is the latest commodity to come under scrutiny in a report set to be released by animal rights group Voiceless next week.
BARNABY Joyce has returned fire at plans to establish an alternative political voice for farmers - the new Country Party of Australia. BARNABY Joyce has returned fire at plans to establish an alternative political voice for farmers - the new Country Party of Australia.
RURAL doctors across Qld are breathing a sigh of relief after hearing planned cuts to the Medicare rebate have been scrapped. RURAL doctors across Qld are breathing a sigh of relief after hearing planned cuts to the Medicare rebate have been scrapped.
NOT a single grazing property in this country would have been viable for the first 100 years without the productivity of working dogs.
26 Jan 15  3 NOT a single grazing property in this country would have been viable for the first 100 years without the productivity of working dogs.
THE Abbott government’s changes to Medicare are not the only co-payments that many rural patients face.
25 Jan 15  3 THE Abbott government’s changes to Medicare are not the only co-payments that many rural patients face. | Rural GPs take co-payment's pulse  | Data is key to more rural doctors 
BY virtue of some more dramatic issues in other industries, dairy has not yet been in the spotlight, but our time is coming.
24 Jan 15  2 BY virtue of some more dramatic issues in other industries, dairy has not yet been in the spotlight, but our time is coming. | Voiceless breaks dairy's silence  | Jumping on the organic wagon 
TEMPERATURE trends matter when two degrees can make the difference between a viable wheat crop and a waste of money.
07 Jan 15  42 TEMPERATURE trends matter when two degrees can make the difference between a viable wheat crop and a waste of money. | Good season forecast for 2015  | Intense heat driven into the... 
OPINION: The budget and reform are important, but the Treasurer needs to adopt new ways to show the public how policy is working.
02 Jan 15  3 OPINION: The budget and reform are important, but the Treasurer needs to adopt new ways to show the public how policy is working. | GrainCorp feels heard on rail needs 
SELF-SUFFICIENCY is considered key to sustainably feeding growing populations, but scratch the surface and it doesn’t really stack up.
30 Dec 14  13 SELF-SUFFICIENCY is considered key to sustainably feeding growing populations, but scratch the surface and it doesn’t really stack up. | Climate change will transform ag  | Simplifying the production dilemma 
ACCELERATING production problems cannot be solved in a society obsessed with consumption, high living standards and economic growth.
30 Dec 14  5 ACCELERATING production problems cannot be solved in a society obsessed with consumption, high living standards and economic growth. | ‘Ugly’ food won’t reduce waste  | Climate change will transform ag 
CORPORATE Australia would do well to study the way supermarket giant Coles handled explosive allegations of
17 Dec 14  1 CORPORATE Australia would do well to study the way supermarket giant Coles handled explosive allegations of "unconscionable conduct". | Coles, ACCC to settle supplier case  | Code for cracking supermarket power 
THE reality is that with the new $11 billion deal with Telstra inked, this will be as good as it will get for the foreseeable future.
16 Dec 14 THE reality is that with the new $11 billion deal with Telstra inked, this will be as good as it will get for the foreseeable future. | Telstra's new NBN win 
WITH public debate raging about bank foreclosures on debt and drought-savaged farm businesses, is the media helping or hindering?
16 Dec 14  14 WITH public debate raging about bank foreclosures on debt and drought-savaged farm businesses, is the media helping or hindering? | Rural debt data delivered  | Katter 'all talk' on rural... 
TAMWORTH grazier and egg farmer Bede Burke was planning to produce free-range eggs, until he heard about avian influenza.
15 Dec 14  9 TAMWORTH grazier and egg farmer Bede Burke was planning to produce free-range eggs, until he heard about avian influenza.
IN 38 regional electorates in the past 15 months PAUL FLETCHER has heard a clear message: people want better mobile coverage.
09 Dec 14  3 IN 38 regional electorates in the past 15 months PAUL FLETCHER has heard a clear message: people want better mobile coverage.
MAINSTREAM Australia needs big productivity gains, and that will require massive investment in public infrastructure, says ANGUS TAYLOR.
01 Dec 14  19 MAINSTREAM Australia needs big productivity gains, and that will require massive investment in public infrastructure, says ANGUS TAYLOR.

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JH, it is up to individual operators to identify niche markets we don't need an empire called
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LGAQ have to be fence-sitters on this, as none of the parties is following through on what they
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How can you not know the rate for the GST? Pretty basic financial literacy!
DEBT Free Australia - a forum focused on measurable actions towards a sustainable and debt-free future - is being held in Toowoomba on Friday, January 23.16 Jan 15  11 DEBT Free Australia - a forum focused on measurable actions towards a sustainable and debt-free future - is being...
AS the Queensland Chamber of Agricultural Societies (QCAS) gears up for another show-stopping season next year there is a renewed focus on youth involvement and adaptability, according to the organisation's Next Generation president Rowan O'Hara.22 Dec 14 AS the Queensland Chamber of Agricultural Societies (QCAS) gears up for another show-stopping season next year there...