PRUDENT: Eric Ripper says Labor used boom-time funds to put money away for major projects, such as the Fiona Stanley Hospital. Photo: Attila Csaszar

GST carve-up key for reform

Reform of the tax system will be hard to achieve if the states cannot agree to a restructure of the GST.


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Eric Ripper's final comments reflect the open mind needed for us to catch up to all the other OECD countries. Our tax system is thirty years behind theirs. Of course, he is no longer a politician seeking electoral advantage by scaring people.

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