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COAG and the limits of parliamentary scrutiny

20 Oct 2005
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Linda Botterill examines the role of Council of Australian Governments (COAG) in the wake of the controversy over ACT Chief Minister Jon Stanhope's publication of the draft Anti-Terrorism Bill. She shows how the issue is a symptom of the way in which decision-making is becoming increasingly centralised through COAG and premiers and chief ministers are committing their governments to action without first exposing policy to parliamentary scrutiny and debate.

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2005
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