Original article by Brad Thompson
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 12 : 12-Dec-17
The distribution of goods and services tax revenue between the states and territories continues to attract scrutiny. The Institute of Public Affairs has proposed the adoption of a system of "competitive federalism", whereby the states would be responsible for setting their own GST rate and retaining the revenue. IPA executive director John Roskam suggests that the states and territories could also be allowed to impose their own income taxes, but notes that they baulked at this when the idea was put forward by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in 2016.
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