As the nation’s largest economy, New South Wales is seeking to drive a national vision for the federation that encourages innovation and competition. A federation that supports a stronger economy, better services, and ultimately, better outcomes for all Australians.
To open this national discussion, the NSW Government has tasked the Review of Federal Financial Relations (‘the Review’) to:
- consider the interactions between different levels of government in regard to state funding arrangements
- examine the New South Wales revenue system with a focus on Commonwealth funding arrangements including the design, complexity and number of funding agreements with the Commonwealth
- develop options for reform that improve the capacity of New South Wales to meet its funding needs sustainably over the long-term, informed by the objectives of encouraging a more dynamic form of federalism, rewarding state-led economic reform, and securing greater flexibility and autonomy for New South Wales, and
- provide Government with a realistic assessment of feasibility and implementation issues, as well as a road map to overcome practical obstacles to successful reform.