Federalism Links

Council of Australian Governments

COAG is the peak intergovernmental forum in Australia, comprising the Prime Minister, State Premiers, Territory Chief Ministers and the President of the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA). Its website contains records of meeting communiqués, intergovernmental agreements and reports.

COAG Reform Council

The COAG Reform Council was established to assist COAG to drive its reform agenda. It does this by strengthening public accountability of the performance of governments through independent and evidence-based monitoring, assessment and reporting. The Council’s website contains a variety of information including its numerous detailed reports.

Commonwealth Grants Commission

One of the Commission’s main roles is to provide advice to the Australian government on the allocation among the States of GST revenue.

Council for the Australian Federation

The Council for the Australian Federation (CAF) is a collaboration between State and Territory Premiers and Chief Ministers, aiming to promote constructive engagement with the federal government and COAG. Its website contains records of CAF meetings, and a repository containing links to academic and policy papers and other websites.

Forum of Federations

The Forum of Federations is an independent organization concerned with the contribution federalism makes and can make to the maintenance and construction of democratic societies and governments. The website hosts a Federalism Library which contains over 800 documents relating to federalism internationally, as well as an archive of the Forum’s magazine, Federations.

‘Federalism in Australia’, Research Project, Griffith University.

This project and website are a joint initiative of Griffith University's Socio-Legal Research Centre, Centre for Governance & Public Policy, and Urban Research Program. The project aims to conduct research into the social, economic and political roots of Australian federalism, as well as directions for reform.