Wyatt wants federal help in GST transition

November 14, 2017

WA Treasurer Ben Wyatt wants the Productivity Commission to stand its ground in the GST debate.

WA Treasurer Ben Wyatt says he believes the Productivity Commission's involvement in the GST debate is the circuit breaker needed to end the stand-off between the states.

Mr Wyatt told a Productivity Commission hearing on Tuesday he hoped the independent body could provide the Commonwealth with a range of recommendations and a way forward.

"I want both Labor and Liberal federally to be open to considering a transition period, bearing in mind, it's the Commonwealth government that was a huge beneficiary of the mining boom, it wasn't WA," he later told reporters.

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