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Two issues papers give a recipe to reforming federalism, if we care to follow it. Flickr/Nick Wheeler

Unscrambling the federalism omelette: but will the people buy the recipe?

Australia’s Reform of the Federation taskforce has released two major issues papers on the scrambled roles and responsibilities of governments in the areas of housing and homelessness, and health. The…
Our federation is in need of some fixing. Bildagentur Zoonar GmbH/Shutterstock

Renewing Australian Federalism: What you think are the challenges

The Renewing Federalism series, in partnership with Australian National University’s Tax and Transfer Policy Institute at the Crawford School of Public Policy and with the University of Melbourne School…
Devolving federal responsibilities for social services may cause inequities among the states. Flickr/Lisa Mayne

National well-being should come before states’ rights

The reform of Australia’s federation is under review. In this special series, we ask leading Australian academics to begin a debate on renewing federalism, from tax reform to the broader issues of democracy…
A review of federalism and taxation should begin with recognising the value of what we have created as a nation. Flickr/Ross Thomson

Why we should consider ourselves a nation first, a federation second

The reform of Australia’s federation is under review. So far in our special series, leading Australian academics have discussed the future of the federation when it comes to taxation, education and health…
Trades deals, such as the one between Australia and Singapore, may require extensive cooperation between the Commonwealth and states. AAP/EPA/Wallace Woon

Federalism reform and trade policy must go hand in hand

The reform of Australia’s federation is under review. In this special series, we ask leading Australian academics to begin a debate on renewing federalism, from tax reform to the broader issues of democracy…
Allowing the states full responsibility for funding for all schools would lead to more coherent allocation decisions. Flickr/andresmh

Renewing schooling federalism: getting the settings right

The reform of Australia’s federation is under review. In this special series, we ask leading Australian academics to begin a debate on renewing federalism, from tax reform to the broader issues of democracy…
The Commonwealth government is wielding increasingly more power over schools, but it’s better left to those closer to the action. AAP

Renewing federalism: school education within a federal system

The reform of Australia’s federation is under review. In this special series, we ask leading Australian academics to begin a debate on renewing federalism, from tax reform to the broader issues of democracy…
Funding of vocational education is suffering given neither the state nor Federal government has sole responsibility. Shutterstock

Renewing federalism: our tertiary education system needs a rethink

The reform of Australia’s federation is under review. In this special series, we ask leading Australian academics to begin a debate on renewing federalism, from tax reform to the broader issues of democracy…
Proponents of increasing the GST ignore its implications for equality. Image sourced from www.shutterstock.com

Renewing federalism: increasing the GST will increase inequality

The reform of Australia’s federation is under review. In this special series, we ask leading Australian academics to begin a debate on renewing federalism, from tax reform to the broader issues of democracy…
States must be able to lessen their reliance from the much larger Commonwealth. AndreaDanti/Shutterstock

Taxation, the states, and redrawing our fiscal constitution

The reform of Australia’s federation is under review. In this special series, we ask leading Australian academics to begin a debate on renewing federalism, from tax reform to the broader issues of democracy…
Finding the balance in state-federal funding is harder than it should be. Image sourced from www.shutterstock.com

Renewing federalism: state budgets, VFI and a ‘hard budget’ constraint

The reform of Australia’s federation is under review. In this special series, we ask leading Australian academics to begin a debate on renewing federalism, from tax reform to the broader issues of democracy…
The way we are governed has changed radically from the world of the Constitutional founders. Flickr/Alison Young

Renewing Australian federalism

The reform of Australia’s federation is under review, with a White Paper process currently underway. In partnership with the Australian National University’s Tax and Transfer Policy Institute at the Crawford…
Does COAG help the Prime Minister and the Premiers collaborate - or create a platform for empty grandstanding? Alan Porritt/AAP

Why we need clear rules between the states and Commonwealth

The reform of Australia’s federation is under review. In this special series, we ask leading Australian academics to begin a debate on renewing federalism, from tax reform to the broader issues of democracy…

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