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Make culture GST exempt

Page history last edited by Alison Croggon 14 years, 12 months ago

There are many people attending the summit who will have specific and interesting suggestions on how to structure arts funding. Aside from a number of administrators and artistic directors and other well-placed bods, they include people like Cathy Hunt, co-author of the recent Currency House discussion paper, A Sustainable Arts Sector: What Will It Take?, which is a good place to start for anyone interested in this issue.


I have one suggestion to throw into the mix.


All cultural organisations ought to be exempted from paying GST. In particular, books ought to be exempt.

The GST is an insidious tax on knowledge and culture, and ought to be removed from any organisation involved in producing knowledge and culture for the public. Removing the tax will help make culture more accessible to the general public by helping to make its products cheaper.

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