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Welcome to the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) website

The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) is the peak intergovernmental forum in Australia.

The members of COAG are the Prime Minister, State and Territory Premiers and Chief Ministers and the President of the Australian Local Government Association.

COAG has a strong record of implementing reforms that have improved the lives of all Australians.

In the period ahead, COAG will continue to drive reforms that are vital to Australia’s future.

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COAG Meetings

COAG Meeting, 1 April 2016

Friday, 1 April 2016


At its 42nd meeting, in Canberra, COAG increased hospital funding and made an historic commitment to explore fundamental changes to our federation that will drive economic reform and secure better outcomes for all Australians. We have sharpened our focus on improving Indigenous economic participation and received our final report on reducing violence against women and their children – an issue of ongoing concern for all of us. Treasurers joined First Ministers for the discussion on economic and federation reform.


  • The next meeting of the Council of Australian Governments will be held on 9 December 2016 in Canberra.
  • The Communique from the COAG National Summit on Reducing Violence Against Women and their Children is now available.