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2021 Update

Terms of Reference

The Commission expects to receive terms of reference to produce relativities for distributing GST revenue in 2021-22. The Commission will produce relativities for 2021-22 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.


On 24 August 2020 the Commission released a paper on new issues affecting the 2021 Update, including whether policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic will have any implications for the methodology for measuring relative fiscal capacities. Submissions were received in October 2020.

New Issues for the 2021 Update (PDF 793KB) New Issues for the 2021 Update (DOCX 262KB)


NSW government (PDF 204KB) Vic government (PDF 292KB)
Qld government (PDF 612KB) WA government (PDF 446KB)
SA government (PDF 117KB) Tas government (PDF 454KB)
ACT government (PDF 394KB) NT government (PDF 207KB)