22 August 2018

Currently there is nobody governing the country.

The Liberal Party - the party pretending to be the government of Australia - has lost all confidence in the Prime Minister. 

The Liberal Party has today shut down the Parliament so that the Government could avoid question time and answering questions about Peter Dutton’s eligibility to be a member of parliament, let alone Prime Minister. Their behaviour of the Liberal Party is an affront to democracy.

Senator Cormann isn’t the only West Australian Liberal abandoning their GST deal by supporting Queenslander Peter Dutton. Michaelia Cash, Andrew Hastie, and Ben Morton have all indicated they support Peter Dutton as Prime Minister, a man who will scuttle a fair share of GST for WA.

The uncertainty and turmoil in the Liberal Party means that the Turnbull Government promised boost to WA’s GST share is no longer guaranteed – and this will not be resolved by tomorrow’s Liberal partyroom stoush.

The Treasurer, Scott Morrison has stated that a Peter Dutton leadership puts the Liberals’ GST deal at risk.

And even if Scott Morrison wins the latest Liberal brawl, we all know he does not have a united partyroom behind him to deliver on Turnbull Government promises.

Bill Shorten and Labor support GST reform, without cutting the funding for schools, hospitals and the infrastructure that WA deserves.

A Shorten Labor Government will deliver a fair share of the GST for Western Australia by locking in a 75 cent floor, written in law.


We support strongly a floor for GST distribution of 70 cents and then 75 cents. We've made that clear for some time now.

The people of Western Australia can be assured that Labor supports a floor for their GST distribution because we called for it, because it's our policy.