Grants commission finds us an extra $20 million

johnboy 3 April 2013 8

The ABC has the happy news that population growth has brought us a small increase in GST revenue:

The ACT will get a $20 million increase in GST funding after recommendations from the Commonwealth Grants Commission were agreed to.

Federal Treasurer Wayne Swan met his state and territory counterparts in Canberra on Wednesday morning and agreed to adopt the recommendations from the Commission.

As a result, the ACT has been allocated an extra $20 million over the next financial year due to an increase in population.

It does, however, mean we need to consider what a shrinking ACT would look like if the public service gets a haircut.


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HiddenDragon HiddenDragon 10:45 pm 03 Apr 13

Thumper said :

Make sure there are no homeless on the streets this winter?

No-one freezing and starving?

Support services for these people. Shelters for women, shelters for men. Safe, warm places where these people can go when in need. And services to make sure that people can move on from whatever has befallen them.

Then again, this should already be happening.

Very well said. Aside from those already in trouble, I think there are many in this town who are truly only a step or two away from skid row – and the clouds are surely gathering.

justin heywood justin heywood 9:20 pm 03 Apr 13

“It does, however, mean we need to consider what a shrinking ACT would look like if the public service gets a haircut.”

Still hoping for a collapse in house prices are you Johnboy?

Thumper Thumper 8:59 pm 03 Apr 13

Make sure there are no homeless on the streets this winter?

No-one freezing and starving?

Support services for these people. Shelters for women, shelters for men. Safe, warm places where these people can go when in need. And services to make sure that people can move on from whatever has befallen them.

Then again, this should already be happening.

gooterz gooterz 8:52 pm 03 Apr 13

Get 20 Million dollars for going past go?

screaming banshee screaming banshee 8:02 pm 03 Apr 13

That’s handy, I don’t think we’ve been spending enough on public art by out of state wanks lately

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 6:56 pm 03 Apr 13

Hadley tell you so?

Because honestly, you seem like the last person on all of riotact that have any clue about the economy…

gazket gazket 5:36 pm 03 Apr 13

extra 20 mil, your full of crap Swan , inflation alone should give us 20 million extra.

MERC600 MERC600 5:01 pm 03 Apr 13

Good. Throw it at the Cotter Dam.

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