Essential Report

GST

Nov 10, 2015

Q. If you had to choose, which of the following changes to the GST would you favour?

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

Increase the GST from 10% to 15%

54%

51%

60%

56%

54%

Keep the GST at 10% but expand to cover food, health and education

46%

49%

40%

44%

46%

When forced to choose between increasing the GST to 15% and expanding the GST to cover food, health and education, views were divided. 54% favoured increasing the GST to 15% and 46% favoured expanding the coverage of the GST. 60% of Liberal/National voters favoured increasing the GST.

Those aged 55+ were more likely to favour increasing the GST (62%). There was little difference across income levels.

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