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Commonwealth Grants Commission

(CGC)
Treasury
The Commonwealth Grants Commission recommends how the revenues raised from the Goods and Services Tax (GST) should be distributed to the States and Territories to achieve horizontal fiscal equalisation (HFE). It is an independent statutory body which responds to terms of reference sent to it by the Commonwealth Treasurer. It makes its recommendations in consultation with the States and Territories and based on data provided by them and independent statistical sources.
Appropriations 8256000
Departmental expenses 8502000
Average staffing level 34

Sections

Key People

Further information

  • Type of Body

    A. Non Corporate Commonwealth Entity

  • GFS Sector Classification

    GGS

  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    Commonwealth Grants Commission Act 1973

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?

    Yes

  • Classification

    A. Principal

  • GFS Function / Sector Reported

    GGS

  • Materiality

    Small

  • PS Act Body

    Yes - Operate with some Independence

  • Auditor

    ANAO

  • Creation Date

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