Quality journalism by ECU students

ECU Daily

Perth Liberal state conference: GST and Secession

Perth Liberal state conference: GST and Secession

September 3, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

The Perth annual Liberal Party state conference has yielded interesting results, including Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull promising GST reform and a motion for WA to secede and establish financial independence. Turnbull promised reform of the GST system, moving towards establishing a 70% floor on...

What is the GST? And why is Western Australia so mad about it?

What is the GST? And why is Western Australia so mad about it?

Kristy Clark, ECU Reporter

August 15, 2017


Filed under News

The Western Australian government has put in a formal submission to seek a fairer share of the GST revenue from the Commonwealth Grants Commission. This comes after an unsuccessful meeting last month between state Premier Mark McGowan and several federal members of parliament in Perth, including Prime...

WA’s $499 million GST consolation

WA’s $499 million GST consolation

Danielle Marklew, Staff reporter

May 11, 2015


Filed under News

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has announced the Federal Government will give Western Australia $499 million in road funding to soften the blow of the GST revenue falling. The additional funding follows a drop in WA’s GST revenue from 38 to 30 cents per dollar next financial year. The agreement has...

WA GST: deal or no deal?

Rebecca Duffield, Staff Reporter

April 28, 2015


Filed under News

News remains sketchy over whether WA will secure additional funding to make up for the GST short-fall, despite claims by Treasurer Mike Nahan that WA was due a $600 million payment from the Federal Government. The comments were made after last week's Council of Australian Governments (COAG) meeting,...

Quality journalism by ECU students
GST