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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, 13 December 2013

Friday, 13 December 2013

The Council of Australian Governments held its 36th meeting today in Canberra. It was the first meeting for the Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon Tony Abbott MP.

The Commonwealth respects the States and Territories (the States) are sovereign in their own sphere. They should be able to get on with delivering on their responsibilities, with appropriate accountability and without unnecessary interference from the Commonwealth.


The 37th Council of Australian Governments meeting will be held on Friday 2 May 2014 in Canberra.