Online sales will kill jobs: Australian retailers
Posted in: Internet Use/New Technologies at 04/01/2011 17:09
Australia's biggest retailers will launch an advertising campaign aimed at pressuring the government to impose GST on all goods bought over the internet.
Retailers, who will pour millions of dollars into the campaign, have warned that thousands of jobs are at risk if the government fails to act.
GST on overseas sales a 'knee-jerk reaction'
Assistant Treasurer Bill Shorten says the Government will not be rushed into making a decision on whether or not to charge GST on goods bought from overseas via the internet.
Some of Australia's biggest retailers are launching an advertising campaign saying existing tax rules give overseas-based online companies an unfair competitive advantage.