Mike Nahan says the position of eastern state jurisdictions has hardened since he tried to get a better GST deal while serving as WA treasurer. Photo: Attila Csaszar

Crowdfunding sought for WA GST legal fight

A Western Australian Liberals-led High Court challenge over the state's GST share will be partly financed by crowdfunding.

The opposition talked tough on the unfairness of the GST carve-up for years, but failed to secure any changes during its eight years in government.

Now the party is rattling the tin to help cover the legal costs of a direct challenge to the Commonwealth.


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A floor should be put in place that will last forever. In other words what WA needs is certainty, not merely a cash top-up this year, which only pushes the same uncertainty into future years.

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