A new poll released by the Property Council Australia this week demonstrates that Australian's aren't as allergic to the idea of changes in GST as politicians might think. Interestingly the tax that has provided the biggest boost to state budgets in the past year- stamp duty, has topped the list as the most hated tax.

Treasurer Joe Hockey can no doubt use this information as ammunition at the COAG retreat next week. It's clear that the Australian taxpayers are prepared to give our politicians the mandate to make real change to our tax system that impacts all levels of government if it means we end up with a simpler and fairer system overall.