Get in before the Norman/Lew lobby lays the GST on us.

Visa have told the government to rack off, they are not tax collectors.

I guess the efficiency of charging the GST without the cooperation of Visa, Paypal etc. will mean that any foreign purchases below $1,000 will have to be handled in the way that purchases above that figure are conducted, i.e. the consignment is held at the mail centre or courier depot until the GST and perhaps duties are paid, Customs or the courier company will add their fee and much time and productivity will be added to the purchase of products which in many cases (anyone selling 5x7" sheet film in Oz?) are not available locally anyway.

But perhaps the extended bureaucratic procedure is what Gerry and co. are really aiming for as a deterrent.