Peter Gutwein,Premier and Treasurer
The Tasmanian Government will always stand up for our fair share of GST revenue for Tasmania.
While Dean Winter might try and rewrite history to suit the Labor Party, I have been very clear from day one that while we welcome the guarantee that is in place until 2026-27, the changed GST distribution model which Federal Labor also supported, is not in our long term best interests once the guarantee expires and provides Western Australia with a greater share, at the expense of other jurisdictions like Tasmania.
The South Australian Government is commissioning an independent review into the new GST arrangements, which we support, however, the risks of the new GST distribution arrangements are ongoing.
Our position is clear – the guarantee provided by the Australian Government should be a permanent arrangement, or we should revert back to the previous model.