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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 Special Meeting - 23 July 2015

Thursday, 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.


The next meeting of the Council of Australian Governments will be held on 11 December 2015 in Sydney.

On 24 November 2015, the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet published the Council of Australian Governments: report on performance 2015. The report serves an important role in providing a single, streamlined source of information on state, territory and national progress towards COAG’s key commitments.