On 30 March 2011, the Australian Government appointed the Hon. John Brumby, Mr Bruce Carter and the Hon. Nick Greiner AC to review Australia’s system of distributing the GST amongst the States and Territories. The Review’s Terms of Reference were subsequently extended to include consideration of how State taxes interact with the GST distribution, as well as the relationship between States’ mineral royalties and the Commonwealth’s resource rent taxes.
The Panel’s final report to the Government was released publicly on 30 November 2012.