These documents describe Commission processes and other areas of federal financial relations and can be read in conjunction with Commission inquiry reports.


Documents Supporting the Update Process


Commonwealth-State Financial Relations

This paper provides a brief history of Commonwealth-State financial relations since federation with a particular focus on equalisation in Australia.


Trends in HFE

This paper provides information, since the 1993 Review, on how much of the FAGs or GST revenue was distributed to each State and the most important drivers of this distribution over time.


Changes in State Budgets

This paper explores changes in State budgets between 2000-01 (when the Goods and Services Tax (GST) was introduced) and 2014-15.