Meeting Outcomes

A communiqué is released after each COAG meeting as the public record of the meeting.  Other documents relating to the meeting, such as signed intergovernmental agreements and commissioned reports, may also be released.

On this website you will find communiqués and related documents for all COAG meetings since 2007. To find what you are looking for, you can use the search function at the top of each page.

Recent meetings

COAG meeting Communiqué, 9 June 2017

The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) held its 44th meeting today, in Hobart. Leaders welcomed Premiers Berejiklian and McGowan to their first meeting.

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COAG meeting Communiqué, 9 December 2016

At its 43rd meeting, in Canberra, COAG committed to a strategic, shared vision with clear reform priorities. 

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COAG Meeting Communiqué, 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...

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COAG Meeting Communiqué, 11 December 2015

At its 41st meeting today in Sydney, COAG focussed on reforms to drive economic growth, improve living standards and make our community safer. Leaders welcomed the Prime Minister to his first COAG.

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COAG Special Meeting Communiqué, 23 July 2015

The Council of Australian Governments held its 40th meeting today in Sydney. It was a special meeting to reinforce our commitment to act against the threats to our community from violent extremists, family violence and the drug ice.

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COAG Meeting Communiqué, 17 April 2015

The Council of Australian Governments held its 39th meeting today in Canberra. Leaders welcomed Premiers Andrews and Palaszczuk, Chief Minister Barr and Mayor Pickard to their first COAG meeting.

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COAG Meeting Communiqué, 10 October 2014

The Council of Australian Governments held its 38th meeting today in Canberra. Leaders thanked Mayor Felicity-ann Lewis, President of the Australian Local Government Association for her contribution to COAG at this her final meeting.

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COAG Meeting Communiqué, 2 May 2014

The Council of Australian Governments held its 37th meeting today in Canberra. The Leaders welcomed the New South Wales Premier, the Hon Mike Baird MP, and Tasmanian Premier, the Hon Will Hodgman MP, to their first COAG meeting.

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COAG Meeting Communiqué, 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.

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COAG Meeting Communiqué, 19 April 2013

The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) held its 35th meeting in Canberra today. The Prime Minister, Premiers, Chief Ministers and the President of the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) participated in today’s meeting. The Leaders welcomed the Victorian Premier, the Hon Dr Denis Napthine MLA and Northern Territory Chief Minister, the Hon Adam Giles MLA to their first COAG meeting.

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Records of past COAG meetings

COAG meeting communiqués for the dates 7 December 1992 to 13 April 2007 are available on the Australian Government Web Archive. Communiques from the Special Premiers' Conference on 30 July 1991, and the Premiers and Chief Ministers Meeting on 21-22 November 1991, are also available on the Australian Government Web Archive.