Treasurer’s move comes after pressure from former WA government, which blamed ‘unfair’ federal GST carve-up on budget deficit

Scott Morrison has ordered a review of the way the goods and services tax is distributed among the states and territories.

The treasurer’s move comes after years of heavy campaigning from the former Liberal government in Western Australia, which blamed the “unfair” federal GST carve-up on its $3.9bn budget deficit before this year’s WA election.

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