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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Wage Costs Assessment

In the 2015 Review Report, the Commission committed to a comprehensive review of the Wage Costs assessment. This paper sets out the conceptual case on which the current assessment is based, State views on that case based on submissions received up to and including the 2015 Review, and views on the estimation methodology.

2015 Review of Methods

The Commission’s report on its 2015 Review of methods used to share the GST among States was provided to the Treasurer on Friday 27 February 2015. The Treasurer released the 2015 Report to the public on 9 April 2015. The Report and supporting material can be found on the 2015 Review page.

2015-16 Distribution of GST

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