To be the premier forum for international economic cooperation, the G20 will need to strengthen such core features as clarity of objectives, communication, transparency and accountability. This paper outlines what Australia can do in all these areas when it chairs the G20 in 2014.
- The Framework for Strong, Sustainable and Balanced Growth should be placed at the heart of the G20, cover all agenda items and be the mechanism that focuses and links the actions of members.
- Australia should gain agreement on, and continue to emphasise, the specific shared objectives of G20 members for 2014, and not refer to ‘Australia’s priorities for the G20’.
- A high-level ‘G20 Accountability Conference’ should be held in 2014 and involve international organisations, G20 members, think tanks, academics, and business and civil society.