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Time to align state vehicle modification legislation:

The WESTERN AUSTRALIA PARTY supports new legislation for the alignment of vehicle modification legislation across Australia and congratulates the Four Wheel Drive associations for their "time to align" campaign in all states and territories.

With the sad and irresponsible demise of the Australian car manufacturing industry, it is important that Australia maintains an after-market car industry to support innovation and maintain expertise in vehicle technologies.

The standardisation or alignment of vehicle modification legislation across all states will facilitate the growth of the after-market car industry across Australia and allow modified vehicles to be registered in any state without further inspections or costs.

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GST Breaking News:

The Federal Government has passed a “GST floor of 75 cents” for Western Australia.

WA was already on it’s way to 75 cents without this legislation. What it means is the GST system is still broken.

GST revenue is being replaced with national debt to top up states who used WA’s GST to fund their balance sheets.

WA and NSW are the only states still not to receive a per capita (11%) share of the GST.

The major parties and the media would like you to think that the GST fix of 70c (rising to 75c in 8 years time) in the $ minimum per capita distribution to Western Australia is a good outcome.

Firstly, Western Australia GST share was already trending towards 70c in the $ per capita share due to falling state revenues from royalties, stamp duty, and payroll tax.

Secondly, the 70c floor does not take into account the huge amount of GST revenue that Western Australia has lost in the past 18 years.

The WESTERN AUSTRALIA PARTY‘s campaign to fix the GST is a per capita share of GST revenue collected by Canberra and paid to the states and territories – no strings attached.

PER CAPITA SHARE

Six states and territories receive more GST than their per capita share as this graph from CGC shows. WA (-5.7%) and NSW (-4.6%) are the only states that receive less.

A per capita share GST formula is easy to understand, stops Australia from being a welfare nation on the back of GST handouts, and the negative effect of pokies used to exploit gamblers and their addictions as revenue windfalls for all states except WA.

GST per capita share 2018:

The WESTERN AUSTRALIA PARTY says NO to the proposed closure or privatisation of six WA Camp Schools in:

  • Point Peron,
  • Goldfields,
  • Bridgetown,
  • Pemberton,
  • Geraldton,
  • Goldfields, and
  • the Pilbara.

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Phone: 0419 906 393
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