GST legislation locks in Tasmania’s economic security

The introduction of the Treasury Laws Amendment (Making Sure Every State and Territory Gets Their Fair Share of GST) Bill 2018 shows that the Tasmanian Liberal Senate Team has again delivered for Tasmania with the inclusion of provisions to ensure Tasmania is better off today and into the future.

The Tasmanian Liberal Senate Team worked closely with the Federal Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, to find a sensible way forward.

“Instead of listening to the doomsdayers and nervous nellies, the Tasmanian Liberal Senate Team worked closely and constructively with the Federal Treasurer to secure this very positive outcome for Tasmania,” Senator Abetz said.

“Locking in the culminative assessment and ensuring a further review were both suggestions of the Senate Team that the Federal Liberal National Government has adopted not only for the benefit of Tasmania but for Australia as a whole.”

 “This positive legislation will secure Tasmania’s economic prosperity now and into the future and enable the Tasmanian Liberal Government to implement its plan to take Tasmania to the next level.”

“On behalf of Senators Bushby, Colbeck, Duniam and myself, we are deeply appreciative to the Federal Treasurer – a tremendous friend of Tasmania – for working with us on this important matter,” Senator Abetz 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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