Senate debates

Thursday, 23 August 2018

Questions without Notice

Goods and Services Tax

2:31 pm

Photo of Simon BirminghamSimon Birmingham (SA, Liberal Party, Minister for Education and Training) Share this | Hansard source

We've worked carefully to ensure that the GST solution that we have proposed and that we are implementing is one that is fair to all states and territories and one that is fiscally responsible. It's one that will see an additional $4.7 billion flow in support for WA through GST payments. That is significant. We are pleased that it was welcomed by the WA Labor Party, notwithstanding the fact that they had no viable solution on offer from those opposite. The next election in Western Australia will be one where the 'hollowman' of Mr Shorten will be on display. He tried to buy WA off with a bandaid solution, whereas the coalition government, led by our WA team, made sure there was a real solution in place for Western Australians to make sure that they get a fair share of the GST in the future without any detriment to any other state or territory.


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