Governments in the Länder should benefit from resources from the GST revenue pool, so that, taking into account key factors affecting revenue and expenditure, each would have the budgetary capacity to provide related services and infrastructure to the same standard, if each made the same efforts to generate revenue from its own sources and work with the same level of efficiency.  Organizations should seek independent legal advice on the terms and practical implications of their Commonwealth grant agreements. 2.50 In particular, the NSW government has found that the new rules are no longer suitable for smaller, less complex projects without developing a comprehensive PNR. So far, these types of remittances have been concluded by a “simple exchange of letters” between the parties concerned.  The NSW government has stated that, in such circumstances, the need for a NP contributes to the dissemination of such agreements. 2.18 Although the evidence from the survey had an impact on national financing agreements, both in the context of national and national contracts, the focus has tended to be on funding schemes under national commitments. 2.49 The IGA FFR has reduced the existing 92 allocated payments to six nationals. The Committee heard that despite the reduction in SPPs and contrary to the original intention of the IGA FFR, PRs and the more pro-cash payments they provided are increasing to 51.  Both the Tasmanian government and the NSW government have expressed disappointment at the subsequent release of funding agreements.  n.
The time required to negotiate a national partnership agreement with individual states and territories instead of signing a standardised funding agreement can be a challenge to achieve the expected results.  2.28 Throughout the investigation, the Commission heard that there was general support for the IGA FFR. . . .