rugrat: Maybe GST has passed it's use by date.
Maybe less hassle to tax income as it's earn't rather then spent.
Realise that makes it easier for some to tax dodge, but seems there's lot of costs with trying to put it on imports, and guessing it must be a big amount for them to make such a fuss over it.
Also then won't have to try and get overseas companies to cooperate either.
Edit: People that are saving money do better out of GST, as have more money after income tax, then if use those savings to buy something GST exempt like an existing house or private sale.
There are plusses and minuses with a consumption tax. Savers are better off. A poor person pays the same $ tax on milk as does a wealthy person, a far higher % of income. We also get the tax from proceeds of theft once the stolen goods are sold and money is spent. Food essentials should be GST free. Natural meats, veggies, fruit, milk and any other natural or near natural healthy items.