Effective Commonwealth-State Relations

We support the development of productive relationships between state, territory and Commonwealth Governments to promote policy reforms that are of national significance.

Our role includes coordinating the Council of Australian Government (COAG) meetings, and supporting the development of funding agreements under the Intergovernmental Agreement on Federal Financial Relations.  These agreements cover a range of areas from supporting education and health services, to funding nationally-significant infrastructure projects, to securing better outcomes for Indigenous Australians.

We develop an annual report to COAG on performance. The 2016 report: Council of Australian Governments: report on performance 2016 was released in March 2016.

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Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
PO Box 6500
Canberra ACT 2600
Australia

Phone: 02 6271 5111

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