Flexibility to consider method changes between reviews
As part of the terms of reference for the 2025 Review, the Commission was asked to consider if there is a case for the Commission to be given the flexibility to consider alternative methods in cases where there is a significant unanticipated shock (such as a pandemic) or where major policy changes are enacted in between reviews. On 19 October 2023, the Commission released a paper seeking the views of states and territories (states) on the issues, including the objective, advantages and any challenges arising from changes to assessment methods between reviews.
Tranche 2 consultation papers
Throughout October 2023, the Commission released a series of consultation papers for the 2025 Methodology Review.
Tranche 1 consultation papers
Throughout June 2023, the Commission released a series of consultation papers on draft assessments for the 2025 Methodology Review.
Consultation on fiscal equalisation, supporting principles and assessment guidelines
On 21 April 2023, the Commission issued a consultation paper on fiscal equalisation, supporting principles and assessment guidelines for the 2025 Methodology Review.
Commission's position paper
Consultation on the proposed approach and work program
On 14 February 2023, the Commission issued a discussion paper on the proposed approach and work program for the 2025 Methodology Review.
Other supporting information
This includes additional information on specific topics relating to the review, such as consultancies, internal reviews on specific topics, and analytical papers.
The Commission engaged an eminent academic to review the wage costs assessment, including the specification of the econometric model used by the Commission. States were invited to provide questions and the results of the consultancy were given to them to inform their submissions on the wages consultation paper. The results will also be used to inform the Commission’s decisions on the wage costs assessment.