The Commonwealth Grants Commission recommends how the revenues raised from the Goods and Services Tax (GST) should be distributed to the States and Territories to achieve horizontal fiscal equalisation (HFE).

It is an independent statutory body which responds to requests sent to it by the Commonwealth Treasurer. It makes its recommendations in consultation with the States and Territories and based on data provided by them and independent statistical sources.


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2016 Update Report

The 2016 Update report, which recommends the distribution of GST revenue among the States in 2016-17, was released on 7 April 2016. Any queries about the report should be directed to or (02) 6229 8800.

New material

Coinciding with the release of the 2016 Update report, a number of new articles have been added to the CGC website including Trends in Horizontal Fiscal Equalisation and Commonwealth-State Financial Relations. These and other new documents about the update process can be accessed from the Fiscal Equalisation menu.

Illustrative GST Revenue, 2016-17

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