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Fed govt warned not to 'crab walk' on GST

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October 09, 2017

WA Treasurer Ben Wyatt says a draft report into GST distribution is a very good first step for WA.

West Australian Treasurer Ben Wyatt is warning the federal government not to "crab walk" away from the Productivity Commission's report on the GST distribution.

The commission says in its draft report that providing commonwealth top-ups to WA or setting a GST floor are not long-term solutions and instead recommends resetting the horizontal fiscal equalisation system.

Mr Wyatt said on Monday the draft report was a very good first step for WA and he hoped the federal government would quickly implement changes when the full report was handed down in 2018.

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