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 August 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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COAG meeting Communiqué, 12 December 2018

COAG held its 46th meeting today in Adelaide. Leaders made progress on priority economic, social and national security issues to improve the lives and ensure the safety of all Australians.

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COAG meeting Communiqué, 9 February 2018

The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) held its 45th general meeting today in Canberra. The Premier of Tasmania was represented by a Senior Official as the Tasmanian Government is in caretaker, ahead of an election to be held on 3 March 2018.

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Special Meeting of the Council of Australian Governments on Counter-Terrorism Communiqué, 5 October 2017

The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) held its Special Meeting on Counter-Terrorism today, in Canberra. Leaders considered practical and legislative measures to ensure national consistency on counter-terrorism.

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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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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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COAG Meeting Communiqué, 29 November 2008

The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) held its 24th meeting today in Canberra.  The Prime Minister, Premiers, Chief Ministers and the President of the Australian Local Government Association, were again joined by Commonwealth, State and Territory Treasurers. 

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COAG Meeting Communiqué, 2 October 2008

The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) held its 23rd meeting today in Perth. The Prime Minister, Premiers, the Chief Minister of the Northern Territory and the President of the Australian Local Government Association, were joined by Commonwealth, State and Northern Territory Treasurers.  Australian Capital Territory (ACT) officials attended as observers against the background of the forthcoming ACT election.

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COAG Meeting Communiqué, 3 July 2008

The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) held its 22nd meeting today in Sydney. The Prime Minister, Premiers, Chief Ministers and the President of the Australian Local Government Association, were joined by Commonwealth and State and Territory Treasurers.

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COAG Meeting Communiqué, 26 March 2008

The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) held its 21st meeting today in Adelaide.  The Prime Minister, Premiers, Chief Ministers and the President of the Australian Local Government Association, were joined by Commonwealth and State and Territory Treasurers.  This meeting followed the successful meeting in Melbourne on 20 December 2007.  It was the first COAG meeting ever to be held in Adelaide and was the first of four COAG meetings to be held in 2008.

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COAG Meeting Communiqué, 20 December 2007

The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) held its 20th meeting today in Melbourne. In addition to the Prime Minister, Premiers, Chief Ministers and the President of the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA), Commonwealth and State and Territory Treasurers also attended.

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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.