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, 7 December 2012

The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) held its 34th meeting in Canberra today, 20 years to the day since its first meeting in Perth in 1992. The Prime Minister, Premiers, Chief Ministers and the President of the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) participated in today’s meeting. The Leaders welcomed Northern Territory Chief Minister, the Hon Terry Mills MLA and President of ALGA, Felicity-ann Lewis to their first COAG meeting.

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COAG Meeting Communiqué, 25 July 2012

The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) held its 33rd meeting in Canberra today.  The Prime Minister, Premiers, Chief Ministers and the President of the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) attended. The Leaders acknowledged this was the final COAG meeting for Councillor Genia McCaffrey, President of ALGA, and thanked her for her contribution.

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COAG Meeting Communiqué, 13 April 2012

The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) held its 32nd meeting in Canberra today.  2012 marks 20 years since COAG first met in December 1992.  The Prime Minister, Premiers, Chief Ministers and the President of the Australian Local Government Association attended the meeting.

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COAG Meeting Communiqué, 19 August 2011

The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) held its 31st meeting in Canberra today.  The Prime Minister, Premiers, Chief Ministers and the President of the Australian Local Government Association attended the meeting.  The Leaders acknowledged the significant contribution to COAG deliberations that the South Australian Premier, the Hon Mike Rann MP, has made over many years, in particular in the areas of health reform, mental health, climate change response, the River Murray and social inclusion.

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COAG Meeting Communiqué, 13 February 2011

The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) held its 30th meeting in Canberra today.  The Prime Minister, Premiers, Chief Ministers and the President of the Australian Local Government Association attended the meeting.

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COAG Meeting Communiqué, 19-20 April 2010

The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) concluded its 29th meeting in Canberra today. The Prime Minister, Premiers, Chief Ministers and the President of the Australian Local Government Association were joined by Treasurers for the meeting.

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COAG Meeting Communiqué, 7 December 2009

The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) held its 28th meeting in Brisbane today. The Prime Minister, Premiers, Chief Ministers and the President of the Australian Local Government Association were again joined by Treasurers for the meeting.

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COAG Meeting Communiqué, 2 July 2009

The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) held its 27th meeting in Darwin today.  The Prime Minister, Premiers, Chief Ministers and the President of the Australian Local Government Association were again joined by a number of Treasurers for the meeting.

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COAG Meeting Communiqué, 30 April 2009

The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) held its 26th meeting in Hobart today.  The Prime Minister, Premiers, Chief Ministers and the President of the Australian Local Government Association were joined for the meeting by Commonwealth, State and the Australian Capital Territory Treasurers and the Commonwealth Parliamentary Secretary for Government Service Delivery. 

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COAG Meeting Communiqué, 5 February 2009

The Prime Minister, Premiers, Chief Ministers and the President of the Australian Local Government Association, together with Commonwealth, State and Territory Treasurers, held a special meeting of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) in Canberra today to ensure rapid delivery of economic stimulus measures to support employment and growth and to foster a more resilient Australia.

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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.