UQES Discussion Night #1: The GST
14 March, 2016
Economics Society (UQES)
Never has the dire state of political debate in Australia been more apparent than in the recent row about whether to raise the GST. The most sophisticated analysis we’ve heard from Bill Shorten is that it would be “wrong, wrong, wrong”, and threatening a scare campaign which led to Malcolm Turnbull, cowed by opinion polls, throwing it off the table altogether. We can do much better. To this end, the UQES is delighted to invite you to our first discussion evening for this year, facilitated by Brendan Markey-Towler, on the topic: “The GST increase: reasons for and against, and alternatives thereto.” Free pizza will be provided to whet your appetite for what will be an informal forum for discussion, and hopefully a few zingers. Students of all degrees are welcome, and no great knowledge of the topic is necessary!