NT Revenue Discussion Paper

The Government has released the Northern Territory Revenue Discussion Paper to consult with Territorians on the future of our taxes and royalties.

The Northern Territory receives most of its revenue from the Commonwealth Government, more so than the other states and territories.

In 2017, the Territory's share of GST fell by a total of over $2 billion over the forward estimates. This change is beyond the control of the Territory and substantially impacts our ability to plan and deliver essential services.

While the Northern Territory Government will continue to lobby the Commonwealth Government to ensure that the Territory receives its fair share of GST, we recognise the importance of a robust, efficient and stable revenue base of our own.

Territory taxes and royalties fund essential government services such as hospitals and health care, police and emergency services, education, family assistance and infrastructure.