Poll warns of GST threat backlash

THE Commonwealth’s threat to use its GST powers to force states to open up areas for fraccing could generate some significant blowback from the electorate in both city and regional areas, if new polling translates into votes at the next election.

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The heat is being turned up in gas access battle.

The Commonwealth Grants Commission last week flagged changes to the GST distribution system by penalising states' funding allocations for blocking gas development and "threatening security of supply".