general revenue assistance

Commonwealth payments to states and territories made in accordance with Part 2 of the FFR Act that states can use for any purpose (i.e. no conditions are applied to this funding). General revenue assistance includes GST payments that are distributed between the states and territories in accordance with the recommendations of the Commonwealth Grants Commission.

Two other types of payments that the Commonwealth makes to the states and territories under the FFR Act are national specific purpose payments and national partnership payments.

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Last updated: 13 January 2016