GST Reform

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia (CCIWA) proposes that the GST be reformed to create greater incentives for states to contribute to national economic growth.

CCI’s proposal to equalise to the average of the states ensures that every Australian citizen lives in a state that has the capacity to deliver a reasonable standard of services, while also restoring strong incentives for states to promote economic development. This is in line with the draft conclusion and recommendation of the Productivity Commission which CCIWA supports.

CCI Submissions

Post Draft Submission

Post Draft Submission

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia (CCIWA) strongly welcomes the Productivity Commission’s draft report on Horizontal Fiscal Equalisation.

The draft report has supported many of the conclusions outlined in CCIWA’s submission.

View the Post Draft Submission here

Post Draft Submission

Submission to the Productivity Commission

The principle and scale of horizontal fiscal equalisation (HFE) of Australian states and territories has significantly reduced incentives for national economic growth and has diminished GST revenue stability for the leading state.

Reforming the distribution formula of the GST is in the national interest and can stimulate national economic growth.

View the Submission here

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CCI polling finds that GST reform is still a major issue for WA, with 12 per cent of WA voters saying they would switch to Labor if GST reform was guaranteed. CCI's Chief Economist Rick Newnham says there is need for a holistic change to the GST system and calls on Bill Shorten to commit to a GST floor.

Latest GST Media Statements

13 November, 2017
The GST can be reformed immediately to equalise to the average without any state being worse off over the forward estimates, if the Federal Government commits $5B over 3 years in top-up payments.
31 October, 2017
More than 200 people from WA business and all sides of the political spectrum today joined forces to call for GST reform at CCI's Join the fight to fix the GST breakfast.
23 October, 2017
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA (CCI) is joining industry and all sides of the WA political divide to step up the campaign for GST reform.
09 October, 2017
The Productivity Commission has last night joined the growing list of economic authorities that are in lockstep with the CCI's recommendation to fix Australia’s broken GST calculation.
02 October, 2017
The threat of a WA bank tax by the State Government is another example of why the GST formula is completely broken.
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