‘Policy inaction’ leading to homelessness rise

A national strategy tackling the myriad issues contributing to Australia’s worsening homelessness should be included in the next national agreement between the Commonwealth and states, an expert says.

GST distribution report delayed

Treasurer Scott Morrison has announced a delay of more than three months in the release of the Productivity Commission’s inquiry into how the Goods and Services Tax (GST) is distributed to the states. The distribution system, known as horizontal fiscal equalisation (HFE) has been widely criticised for giving too much to some states and too […]

New State Treasurers club to confront Feds

The Treasurers of Australia’s states and territories have formed a new Board of Treasurers, which pointedly excludes Federal Government Treasurer Scott Morrison. The new body is an initiative of NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet, who said that the states and territories need to derive substantially more value than they are currently getting from the existing Council […]

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