Turnbull should come clean about the GST - Terri Butler MP, Labor for Griffith

Turnbull should come clean about the GST

Member for Griffith Terri Butler has called on the Turnbull government to commit to making sure Queensland doesn’t lose out from changes to the GST payments formula. 

“As a federal member from Queensland, I’m deeply worried about what will happen locally if our state is left $729 million worse off because of formula changes such as those proposed in the Commission’s draft report,” Terri Butler said.

“The Turnbull government’s decision to delay releasing the final report leaves Queenslanders in the dark about the future.

“The delay is political – it’s all about the Tasmanian and South Australian state elections.

“Every state and territory, except Western Australia, would lose out if the proposals in the draft report were implemented.

“The Turnbull government should come clean with Southsiders: what are its plans for our state, and how will that affect local schools, hospitals and services?” Terri Butler said.

9 January 2018

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