Original article by Andrew Burrell
The Australian – Page: 2 : 31-Aug-17
The Liberal Party of Western Australia’s 2017 conference will be presented with a motion for the state to secede from Australia and become an independent state within the commonwealth. The motion has been prompted by growing unrest in WA over the distribution of goods and services tax revenue. Under the current funding arrangement, WA receives just $A0.34 out of every dollar that the GST raises in the state. The Federal Government has yet to implement a "floor" for the distribution of GST revenue, which was announced at the 2016 state conference.
LIBERAL PARTY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET, LIBERAL STUDENTS ASSOCIATION OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA