Council of Australian Governments

The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) is the peak intergovernmental forum in Australia.

Next meeting: 13 March 2020


  • COAG met on 9 August 2019 in Cairns, at the meeting COAG agreed to the Fourth Action Plan of the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022 and to a shared vision for Vocational Education and Training (VET) to ensure a strong VET sector.
  • As of February 2019, the Prime Minister and all Premiers and Chief Ministers have endorsed the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations

COAG Meeting Communiqué, 9 August 2019

Friday, August 9, 2019

The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) held its 47th general meeting today in Cairns: the first time COAG has been held outside a capital city. Leaders made progress at today’s meeting on priority issues for keeping the Australian economy strong and improving the lives of all Australians.

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