Turnbull talks about GST changes in Perth

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has continued to flaunt his success in reforming the GST in Perth, telling the faithful of the Liberal Party that he has kept a promise made two years earlier.

Turnbull received a standing ovation even before he began his 20-minute speech at the liberal state conference in Crown Perth on Saturday.

"Two years ago, I was here and I addressed all of you just a few weeks after the last general election and I recognized that Western Australia was not getting fair treatment on the GST," he said.

"I said that solving the problem would not be without political difficulties, but I promised to offer a long-term GST reform that would be fair to Western Australia and all states, and I kept that promise."

Planned changes to the tax formula would ensure that WA receives no less than 75 cents per person for every dollar of GST collected in the state.

Mr. Turnbull said he recognized that all Australians deserved the same standard of government services.

"(It will guarantee) that no state or territory will again suffer the fate of Western Australia."

Taking a hit at work, Mr. Turnbull said that leader Bill Shorten did not have a plan of his own.

"We have given fair treatment to Western Australia in the GST, as we said we would, and the biggest threat to such an equitable agreement would be a Labor government."

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull greets his supporters with Foreign Minister Julie Bishop after speaking at the State Conference of the Liberal Party of Western Australia in Perth on Saturday, August 11, 2018. (AAP Image / Richard Wainwright) THERE IS NO FILE

The Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, greets supporters along with Foreign Minister Julie Bishop at the State Conference of the Liberal Party in Washington.


The prime minister said that the Coalition took five years to balance the budget.

"Turning the structural problems we inherited from the Labor Party has been a hard and deliberate job, like changing an aircraft carrier … but now we are beginning to see the results: a stronger economy, more jobs and starting to pay the debt labor. "

Turnbull said that Australia will backtrack in the labor sector with its reckless spending, anti-business policies, higher taxes and a paralyzing debt.

His only funding announcement in the speech was $ 19.5 million through the Northern Australia Infrastructure Fund for upgrades to Pippingarra Road to assist the Pilbara Minerals lithium project.

The speech concluded Mr Turnbull's three-day visit to Perth, which included a small company at Swan's headquarters with MP Steve Irons, and the $ 1.020 billion Northlink project site at Pearce's headquarters with the Prosecutor. General Christian Porter.