McGowan calls for PM 'backbone' on GST

Written on the 23 March 2017

New West Australian Premier Mark McGowan has urged the prime minister to "show some backbone" and change the GST carve-up, saying agreement with all other state and territories is not necessary.

Malcolm Turnbull can make the decision himself and stop WA being dudded under the current distribution formula, Mr McGowan says.

He'll be in Sydney on Friday to meet the Chinese premier and says he will put his case to Mr Turnbull then.

Mr McGowan said he understood it was politically difficult for Mr Turnbull to make the change, but he had the power to and could not wash his hands of the responsibility to act.


Source: The West Australian

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