Defence Minister backs WA over GST carve-up

“The GST has now degenerated into a Commonwealth tax on Western Australia; we lose $3. 7 billion a year … $500 million to Tasmania, $750 million goes from here to South Australia, but incredibly $600 million to Queensland and $140 million dollars to Canberra itself.

He told party members WA was losing $3. 7 billion dollars a year while propping up other states such as Tasmania, which he said struggled due to its own problems, and Canberra, where he said the money was going to “fat cats”.

Read more here: ABC


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