Following the new GST agreement signed between Western Australia and the Commonwealth Government, there are new tensions between states.
Washington Prime Minister Mark McGowan found himself having to rebut comments Thursday in a war of words in which Victoria’s Daniel Andrews called the new tax treaty a “lover’s deal.”
“It’s very difficult to be in government,” Andrews said at a news conference on Tuesday.
“So you want to keep WA in better shape, but don’t think we’re paying for it.
Under the Morrison government deal, the Commonwealth Grants Commission ruling on the distribution of GST came to light on Tuesday, with WA receiving 70 cents of all GST dollars raised from fiscal 2022-23. , will be 75 cents in 2023-24. .
“Victoria, South Australia, Queensland, New South Wales, Tasmania, the Northern Territory and ACT have not lost a single dollar,” McGowan said at a press conference Thursday.
“In fact, Western Australia’s economic success has boosted the amount of money they receive, so there is absolutely nothing to complain about.”
No other prime minister has yet been involved in the matter.
https://thewest.com.au/news/mcgowan-hits-back-at-andrews-in-premiers-war-of-words-c-10062577 McGowan hits back at Andrews in prime minister’s war of words