The high-taxing states are the more PC states — except Tasmania, which is the most subsidized state.
Note that Western Australia and South Australia encourage their mining industries, and raise revenue by royalties, while Tasmania and Victoria are much less friendly to mining.
Here is the current GST carve up — what share each state gets of the GST paid within its borders, who subsidizes whom:
No state has ever received less than 85% of what it pays in GST except Western Australia, which has been receiving less than 50% for several years now — and only 34% in 2018. Hmmm.