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$24 mill in GST money goes missing

By johnboy - 5 December 2011 3

Brendan Smyth is turning the knife on the Gallagher government as planned GST money goes missing:

In another blow from the Federal Government’s mid-year budget, the ACT has lost a further $10.3 million in GST revenue, ACT Shadow Treasurer Brendan Smyth said today.

“Since the last ACT Budget in May, this represents a total loss of $24 million in GST revenue,” Mr Smyth said.

Brendan then bangs on a bit about the narrowness of the ACT tax base and how the government should have, in his opinion, done more to diversify the economy over the last decade. Also doom, gloom, and “pressures”.

But he finishes with a strange demand:

“I call on the government to ensure they will not make up for this GST loss with further job cuts and even greater taxes, which would add to the cost of living pressures already felt by so many Canberrans,” Mr Smyth concluded.

So he’s in favour of deficits then?

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3 Responses to
$24 mill in GST money goes missing
Tetranitrate 1:09 pm 16 Nov 12

fllen said :

when are we going to have this government (local and federal) thrown out. we need to have a coup! what a selfish lying incompetent bunch of people running canberra and this country – COUP COUP

reminds me of something
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11Fl9ZVJ7B8

(watch up to 2.30)

fllen 7:07 am 06 Dec 11

when are we going to have this government (local and federal) thrown out. we need to have a coup! what a selfish lying incompetent bunch of people running canberra and this country – COUP COUP

jcitizen 8:33 pm 05 Dec 11

Wasnt he also one of Carnels mob? Like Ive said before, I think even if Canberrans outsourced to say “Pakistan” , theyd get a better lot of politicians to choose from. You know, real democracy.

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