Source: State of Tasmania Government
5 December 2021
Peter Gutwein, Premier
The Tasmanian Liberal Government will always stand up for our fair share of GST revenue for Tasmania.
I have been very clear from day one that while we welcome the guarantee that is in place until 2026-27, the changed GST distribution model which Federal Labor also supported, is not in our long-term best interests once the guarantee expires and provides Western Australia with a greater share, at the expense of other jurisdictions like Tasmania.
The South Australian Government has commissioned an independent review into the new GST arrangements, which we support given the risks of the new GST distribution arrangements are ongoing.
Our position is clear – the guarantee provided by the Australian Government should be a permanent arrangement, or we should revert back to the previous model.