Silent, I think you have to see a party based upon it's history each time it was given the opportunity whether or not it is 2, 5, 10 or 15 years ago. I expect if Labor get in a repeat of history.
Personaly I have never been worse off financially than with the GST, but I have learnt to live with it. I can control my spending to manage with this tax where as a big hike in home loan interest is not an easy dodge - either way I am not over commited and will survive it - many won't and I think it will worry them.
Woodbutcher if you think Peter is a verbat prat, it is a shame you haven't the luxury of eloquence of the greatest from Bob and Keating who both found their dear wives past their used by dates shortly after losing the Prime Ministership - what gentlemen. The term "recoucertrant and scum of the earth" spring to mind - not sure why.
There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness"
(Man was born to hunt and kill)