On 15 March 2021, the Commission published its recommended relativities for distributing the GST among the States and Territories in 2021-22. The final report is now available, with a range of supporting information.
The relativities for 2021-22 were produced in accordance with the Commonwealth’s new equalisation arrangements enacted in the Treasury Laws Amendment (Making Sure Every State and Territory Gets Their Fair Share of GST) Act 2018.
The Commission has released a new occasional paper: Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on GST distribution.
The paper reviews some of the implications for the distribution of the GST pool among the states and territories due to the pandemic.
The aim of the occasional papers is to help improve public understanding of the distribution of the GST pool among the states and territories in line with horizontal fiscal equalisation and facilitate a better-informed public discussion.