Manufacturing in decline? Not in this town…

Rob Hall - Senior Urban Economist

Rob is driven by a desire to help shape communities for a better future. Trained as an economist, he has a unique fifteen-year background in economics, demographics, statistics and strategic planning with a focus on understanding how economic forces influences local government areas across Australia. At .id, Rob leads the economic team to provide Local Government with high-quality analysis and information tools, including specialised consulting services and tailored information products such as economy.id. By working at the intersection of place and economic analysis, Rob offers insights that help local government develop strategies with confidence and make informed investment decisions.

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  1. David Lee says:

    Increase the GST? … of course … but its all to do with TIMING …
    Small Manufacturing businesses are growing in regional Australia. They need to be clever, innovative and have a business structure and product strategy designed to be a step ahead of the import copy. They also need to absorb 10% GST penalty for any product selling for less than $1000. While this is widely accepted, and increase to 15%GST will create a disparity with the import which will stifle investment.
    It’s all to do with TIMING … increase the GST AFTER we reduce the $1000 GST threshold for imports. This has been set to Mid 2017. Get the TIMING right or close the growth in small business manufacturing in Australia.

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