Supporting the National Cabinet: A National Federation Commission for Australia

J Deem, J Menzies

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Australian federalism trembles in the balance. Recent crises in the form of bushfires and the COVID-19 pandemic have highlighted the need and opportunities for meaningful structural reform. The creation and now longterm adoption of a National Cabinet promises a chance to reset Australian governance and bring out the best of its federal model. But in order to do so, the National Cabinet must be able to address and overcome the challenges that beset the Federation: the longstanding structural challenges of increased centralism, fiscal inequality and issues in service delivery, as well as more recent developments such as hyper-partisanship, short-term policymaking and high turnover of representatives (especially of leaders).
Original languageEnglish
PublisherGriffith University
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes


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