July 2000 a general goods and services tax was introduced into Australia.
This is part of a major overhaul of the entire taxation system in
the country. Some taxes have been abolished, others increased and
some stayed the same.
end result is that most items now attract a GST of about 10%. When
making a purchase you may want to enquire if the price includes
GST or not otherwise you may get a surprise at the cash register.