GST Deal a win for Tasmania

The Tasmanian Liberal Senate Team welcomes the revised GST legislation that ensures Tasmania will be better off now and into the future.

“The Bill reforms GST payments to the States and Territories by providing a fairer and more sustainable way of distribution, guaranteeing all States are better off now and into the future,” Senator Abetz said.

“This is a win for Tasmania and one that the Liberal Senate team have been working hard for. The guarantee taking the GST model forward for the next nine years provides the certainty needed with a review to help guide the way forward,” Senator Bushby said.

“While some lazy political opportunists wanted to escalate a fight rather than resolve the issues, the Tasmanian Liberal Senate Team worked constructively to deliver a real solution that benefits our state. For Tasmania, this provides financial security for the next eight budgets – well beyond the forward estimates,” Senator Colbeck said.

“The Tasmanian Liberal Senate Team worked constructively with both the Tasmanian and Federal Governments to deliver this outcome. This resolution demonstrates once again the highly effective way in which the Tasmanian Liberal Senate Team works to advance Tasmania’s interests,” Senator Duniam concluded.

About Eric

Eric Abetz has been a Liberal Senator for Tasmania since 1994 and has served in a range of Leadership, Ministerial and Shadow Ministerial roles.

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