Section 89: Payment to States before uniform duties

Until the imposition of uniform duties of customs:

  1. the Commonwealth shall credit to each State the revenues collected therein by the Commonwealth;

  2. the Commonwealth shall debit to each State:

    1. the expenditure therein of the Commonwealth incurred solely for the maintenance or continuance, as at the time of transfer, of any department transferred from the State to the Commonwealth;

    2. the proportion of the State, according to the number of its people, in the other expenditure of the Commonwealth;

  3. the Commonwealth shall pay to each State month by month the balance (if any) in favour of the State.