The verbal war between the Premier of Western Australia and the Premier of New South Wales could end, one of which hints at an uneasy ceasefire by “agreeing to disagree.”
The two clashing prime ministers from the other side of the country may have made an uneasy ceasefire on the GST feud by “agreeing to disagree” on this topic.
Western Australian Prime Minister Mark Magawan revealed on Monday that he had spoken directly with New South Wales counterpart Dominic Perrott.
Previously, a new leader in New South Wales called McGowan “Australian Political Gollum.”
When asked about answering the phone with that title, the WA leader said he didn’t introduce himself that way.
“He called me. It was a very good conversation,” McGowan said.
“We talked about GST and agreed to disagree.
“Obviously, our view of 70 cents for a dollar isn’t perfect, but it’s certainly better than what we were getting.
“We are still providing large grants to other states. I don’t think they really understand it in the east. ”
McGowan said the pair also discussed the ongoing Covid-19 situation in New South Wales and the opening of the state.
“I told him when they opened, if they need additional medical assistance, other states are there to help with that difficult transition period,” he said. ..
“We are in a much more privileged position than New South Wales and explained to him (Mr. Perotet) … when we were able to get a haircut and drink beer, they were all Excited to drink beer and get a haircut. For a long time. “
Perotet, a New South Wales accountant before taking office as the 46th prime minister, said allocations would put a heavy financial burden on New South Wales and Victoria while the mining economies were booming. He has long sought a review of the GST system.
“The public interest in GST reform may not be that great, but I’m not going to wait and make NSW worse because it’s GST that pays schools, hospitals, nurses, teachers, and police officers.” Said in the past.
It was just last week that McGowan joked about taking on Perotet while he had the intimidating looking weapon he was given.
“”Does anyone want to take me? Where is Dom Perotet? He said while he had a large serrated punishment stick in his hand.
The federal government introduced the GST correction on a floor of 70 cents per dollar in 2018, so jurisdiction will not be compromised under this system.
After a downturn in the mining sector, WA’s share dropped dramatically to just 30.3 cents per dollar.
“I don’t agree”: Mark Magawan, Dominique Perotet’s uneasy ceasefire against GST feud
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