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 a non-Corporate entity under the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013. It 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.

 

Latest News

20/04/2018

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.

 

05/04/2018

The 2018 Update Report has been released.

 

30/10/2017

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

 

28/09/2017

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

 

16/08/2017

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

 

08/06/2017

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

 

15/05/2017

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.

 

 

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