Scott Morrison has slapped down the NSW treasurer for demanding Canberra do more on tax reform.
Dominic Perrottet is urging the Commonwealth to partner with the states on economic stimulus measures.
The Liberal treasurer has pointed out if NSW abolished stamp duty in favour of a more efficient land tax, the state would lose $1 billion in GST revenue.
The prime minister claimed the idea was a thinly-veiled attempt to increase the consumption tax.
“When states want to dress reform up as asking the Commonwealth government to increase the GST, I’m afraid my answer is ‘no’,” Mr Morrison told reporters on Monday.
“If states want to increase the GST that’s a matter for them, but we’ve got no interest in increasing the GST. How ever people might want to dress that up, the answer to an increased GST is ‘no’.”