Change of Australia's Federal Government but no change to the GST
Saturday, 24 November 2007
After coming to power in 1996, John Howard's Coalition Government introduced Australia's GST with effect from 1 July 2000. In the lead-up to the 2007 Federal election, both the Howard Government and the Opposition Labor Party pledged not to make changes to the GST if elected (click here to read about the promises made). Voting on 24 November 2007 saw Labor's Kevin Rudd elected as the 26th Prime Minister of Australia and the second to preside over Australia's GST.