Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says his government will not be reviving the long-running soap opera E Street.
In recent weeks, Coalition Premiers have proposed boosting government revenue with a new soap opera called G St.
But Mr Turnbull is not attracted to the idea.
“At this stage I remain to be convinced that a new G St would actually give us the economic benefit that you’d want in order to do such a big thing.”
The talk in Coalition circles was that income from the new G St could be at least 50% higher than its predecessor.
But Mr Turnbull says remaking E Street would be unfair to ordinary Australians who loved the original show.
“The objectives of this have got to be fairness.”
Former Prime Minister Paul Keating has strongly argued that reviving E Street is “a fundamentally bad idea”.
However, Mr Keating says that a new G St could be justified if the income went towards funding hospitals.
“At least people would know where the money is going and why.”
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