John Brumby


The future of the federation

The Australian federal system has adapted and changed since 1901 with the balance of power and responsibilities shifting between the States and the Commonwealth. Council of Australian Governments Chair John Brumby gives his view of the strengths and weaknesses of the federal system.

GST distribution review: final report

The Panel conducting the Review was asked to consider whether the current approach to distributing the GST (according to the principle of horizontal fiscal equalisation, hereafter referred to as HFE) would ensure that Australia is best placed to respond to the expected significant structural changes...