The Birthday Cake Interview

Gee it’s amazing what you can find on Youtube.

Here’s a piece of Australian political history - the TV interview that cost John Hewson the 1993 election. The Liberals promised to introduce a goods and services tax on everything except food, and this was the result.

Watch as Hewson’s campaign implodes on one simple question: “if I buy a birthday cake from a shop, and GST is in place, will I pay more or less for that birthday cake?”