The Draft Productivity Commission report into Horizontal Fiscal Equalisation shows how much change to GST distribution would hurt Tasmania.
Despite their protestations today Tasmania’s Liberal Senators have let Tasmanian’s down again. The Turnbull Government is once again considering redistribution of GST.
In every model within the draft report Tasmania will lose funding.
Our health system is under considerable pressure and any cuts to GST only make things worse. Tasmanian Health and Education systems should not suffer because of Liberal cuts to GST distribution.
Federal Labor has been consistent in its approach to a redistribution to the GST formula, that no state should be disadvantaged.