'GST For Fracking' Blackmail

'GST For Fracking' Blackmail

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The Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison has today threatened to cut GST to states unless they accept unconventional gas exploration and fracking.

The Treasurer has asked the Productivity Commission to review the system for distributing GST revenue among the states, with a view to disadvantaging state governments that take action to restrict coal and gas mining.

This is a terrible move - the Federal Government is effectively forcing states to overturn democratically-mandated controls on fracking, or they will withhold GST from them.

We all pay the GST every time we go to the shops and we expect this money to flow to schools and hospitals, not be used as a political bullying tactic to push a fracking agenda!

The Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison has today threatened to cut GST to states unless they accept unconventional gas exploration and fracking.

The Treasurer has asked the Productivity Commission to review the system for distributing GST revenue among the states, with a view to disadvantaging state governments that take action to restrict coal and gas mining.

This is a terrible move - the Federal Government is effectively forcing states to overturn democratically-mandated controls on fracking, or they will withhold GST from them.

We all pay the GST every time we go to the shops and we expect this money to flow to schools and hospitals, not be used as a political bullying tactic to push a fracking agenda!

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