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The perpetual war over GST revenue might finally be drawing to a close, with several state governments cautiously backing the Federal Government’s plan to overhaul the system.

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After that it will introduce a new formula to calculate the way revenue is shared, pumping an additional $7 billion into moncler factory outlet the system to make sure no jurisdiction is worse off.

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Growing the pie”If we left the pie at the same size, then obviously if there was a slightly smaller slice then people would be worse off, but when you make the pie bigger then obviously that slice is bigger,” he said.

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This morning, Western Australia’s Treasurer, Ben Wyatt, said the new formula would protect his state from the boom and bust cycles of the mining industry.

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Tasmania depends heavily on GST revenue and has warned it cannot absorb any cuts to Commonwealth revenue.

The state’s Treasurer, Peter Gutwein, responded cautiously to Mr Morrison’s announcement, but said Tasmania looked likely to benefit.

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cheap moncler coats New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the Productivity Commission’s proposal would have seen more money flow to her state but seemed resigned to the Commonwealth’s decision. cheap moncler coats

“This is a status quo result,” she told journalists in Sydney.

South Australian moncler outlet jackets Premier Steven Marshall declared the Productivity Commission’s recommendation would have been a disaster for his state, and praised the Commonwealth’s decision.

“This is great news for South Australia,” Mr Marshall said.

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The most sceptical response came from Queensland and Victoria.

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“We know that the Turnbull Government has a history of cutting vital services for Victorians and for people across the country. So we’re going to make sure that this deal does what Scott Morrison claims it does.”.