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Will a GST hike help Australia’s economic recovery?


As the government seeks to recoup the hundreds of billions of dollars it has spent on its Covid-19 recovery efforts, consultancy firm PwC has recommended a rethinking of the GST

Government to send more GST funding to WA


If the Commonwealth government’s proposed reforms for the distribution of the GST revenue between the States and Territories is implemented, about a billion dollars a year of additional commonwealth funds will be spent to ensure “no state will be worse off”. But where the extra funds will come from is left to the imagination.

States better off under new GST system


​Treasurer Scott Morrison has promised big states will no longer be unreasonably subsidising small states in a new GST carve-up with funding boosts totalling $5.2 billion over the next eight years.