The Commission expects to receive terms of reference to produce relativities for distributing GST revenue in 2021-22, in accordance with the new arrangements in the Treasury Laws Amendment (Making Sure Every State and Territory Gets Their Fair Share of GST) Act 2018. Consultation papers on the 2021 Update include consideration of policy responses to COVID-19. The papers, and submissions received, are available here.
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.