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Legalise Vaping – Stop Using Smokers as a Cash Cow

Peter Georgiou Campaigns For Legalizing Vaping

DID YOU KNOW NICOTINE VAPING IS ILLEGAL?Peter Georgiou – One Nation Senator for Western Australia, delivered a speech on the floor of Parliament supporting the legalisation of vaping to help smokers quit and slammed the Government using smokers as a never-ending cash cow.

Posted by Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party on Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Peter Georgiou – One Nation Senator for Western Australia, delivered a speech on the floor of Parliament supporting the legalisation of vaping to help smokers quit and slammed the Government using smokers as a never-ending cash cow.

From 2001 until now, the number of Australians who smoke has fallen from 20% to 12.8%. Yet in the same period the government tax revenue from tobacco has exploded from $4.5 billion to more than $12 billion this year and is set to jump to $17 billion in 2019-2020. Some smokers joke that there will be no one left to pay for the roads when they’re gone and you can see why.

At the same time, vaping liquid nicotine is illegal yet it has been shown to be an incredibly effective stepping stone in getting cigarette smokers to quit. Senator Georgiou asked why this effective treatment method was illegal in Australia given all of the research and evidence from overseas.

GST BOOST

GST OVERHAUL | Finally Malcolm Turnbull and his team listened to my calls on behalf of all West Australians for a FAIRER share of GST.It's come but at what cost ??I'd love to hear from you and your thoughts on this too!#GSTForWA #OneNation #PeterGeorgiou #Auspol #WApol

Posted by Peter Georgiou - One Nation Senator for Western Australia on Thursday, July 5, 2018

Senator Georgiou and WA Win on GST

One Nation Senator for Western Australia Peter Georgiou has cautiously offered a luke-warm response to the state’s 4.7 billion dollar Goods and Services Tax windfall following the long awaited findings from the Productivity Commission’s review into the GST saga.
“Being a passionate advocate for GST reform I am pleased Treasurer Scott Morrison has listened to my calls on behalf of all Western Australians for a better and bigger slice of the GST pie” he said.
“This has been long overdue and finally it’s good to see that after eight years Western Australia can expect to see some GST justice!” he added.
“That money will allow the state government to use the funds for schools, hospitals and road upgrades and other infrastructure as needed”.
The Senator also added that in reality, the Commonwealth was doing the minimum as a step toward genuine GST reform.
He said it was clear from the PC report, Western Australia generated more state-sourced revenue than any other state and as a result had been penalised for its achievements over the last decade.
“So what Scott Morrison and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull are offering WA is at the very least, what this great state deserves”.
“At the same time I am concerned the government will be forced to dip into its own coffers to the tune of billions of dollars to “ensure no state is worse off”.
“I remain unconvinced about the Commonwealth’s desire or intent to pay off the nation’s rapidly rising debt and have concerns about its budgetary and fiscal management skills”.