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What powers should Canberra give up – if any?

Federal government State governments Australia Canberra

It’s been over a century since the Federation was formed, Australian society and the world have changed, so is it time to re think how Federalism works?

Critics say that the current system is wasteful, inefficient and that too much central control results in poorer service delivery at a local level. But does the system really need a complete overhaul? Is reforming federalism our most pressing national issue?

Highlights of Sovereignty, blame games and Tony Abbott’s new Federalism presented by the Centre for Independent Studies, June 14th 2014.

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