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PM's hug for Tassie 'thermal' GST comfort

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May 16, 2018

Malcolm Turnbull says a report on how the GST should be changed will be released within weeks.

A report on how the GST should be changed will be released "within weeks" but Malcolm Turnbull won't say if it will be out before the upcoming by-elections.

The Productivity Commission has handed its report on the way the GST is calculated to Treasurer Scott Morrison, and the contents could be a factor in by-elections in Tasmania, South Australia and WA.

"It will be released within weeks not months, but it's a huge report ... I haven't had the opportunity to read it, it's over 400 pages I might add, it's quite a doorstopper," Mr Turnbull told reporters in Tasmania on Wednesday.

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