Agreements

Cover of a signed Intergovernmental AgreementDetailed commitments of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) may be recorded through intergovernmental agreements or statements of co-operation.

In many instances, agreements have been the precursor to the passage of Commonwealth or state and territory legislation. COAG level agreements make clear that the outcomes have head of government support and have greater currency and force than ministerial reports and communiqué text which may not always contain detailed policy and/or operational matters.

Intergovernmental agreements that facilitate payments to the states and National Agreements under the Intergovernmental Agreement on Federal Financial Relations are available on the Council on Federal Financial Relations website.

For further information on other intergovernmental agreements see below.

Intergovernmental Agreements

National Environmental Biosecurity Response Agreement (NEBRA) - 13 January 2012

The National Environmental Biosecurity Response Agreement (NEBRA) is the first deliverable of the Intergovernmental Agreement on Biosecurity, and sets out emergency response arrangements, including cost-sharing arrangements, for responding to biosecurity incidents that primarily impact the environment and/or social amenity and where the response is for the public good.

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Intergovernmental Agreement on Commercial Vessel Safety Reform - 19 August 2011

An agreement between the Commonwealth and the States and Territories on the establishment of a national maritime safety jurisdiction and regulator for all commercial vessels in Australian waters.

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Intergovernmental Agreement on Heavy Vehicle Regulatory Reform - 19 August 2011

An agreement to establish a national system of regulation for all heavy vehicles over 4.5 tonnes, consisting of uniform laws administered by a single national regulator.

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Intergovernmental Agreement on Rail Safety Regulation and Investigation Reform - 19 August 2011

An agreement to establish a national system of rail safety regulation and investigation to include uniform regulation and a single national rail safety regulator, complemented by a national rail safety investigator.

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Intergovernmental Agreement for National Credit Law - 7 December 2009

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Memorandum of Understanding for Chemicals and Plastics Regulatory Reform - 7 December 2009

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National Credit Law Agreement 2009 - 7 December 2009

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Business Online Services Heads of Agreement - 2 July 2009

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Intergovernmental Agreement for Business Names - 2 July 2009

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Intergovernmental Agreement for Business Names Agreement - 2 July 2009

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