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The Treasurer has released the final report from the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Horizontal Fiscal Equalisation.  The Treasurer has also released the Government’s Interim Response



The Commission has released a suite of staff discussion papers on draft assessments for the 2020 Review, along with the draft Quality Assurance strategic plan for the 2020 Review.



The 2018 Update Report has been released.



The Commission made a submission to the Productivity Commission's inquiry into Horizontal Fiscal Equalisation.



The Commission position paper CGC2017-21 The Principle of HFE and its Implementation for the 2020 Review has been released. 



The staff discussion paper CGC2017-20-S New issues for the 2018 Update has been released..



The Commission has made a submission to the Productivity Commission's Inquiry into Horizontal Fiscal Equalisation.



The Commission has received terms of reference from the Commonwealth Treasurer for a 2020 Review of the methods it uses to recommend the distribution of GST revenue to the States in accordance with the principle of horizontal equalisation.


The staff papers on the principle of HFE and its implementation are now avaliable.


GST Distribution in Brief

Introduction to Horizontal Fiscal Equalisation

The Commonwealth Grants Commission recommends how the GST revenue should be shared between the States to achieve horizontal fiscal equalisation, in response to requests from the Commonwealth Treasurer.


Overview, 2018-2019

How is the CGC recommending the GST be distributed in 2018-19, and why.