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National cabinet

NARROWER TERMS
Report

Review of COAG Councils and Ministerial Forums

This review developed three key objectives to assess the need for a forum: to enable national cooperation and consistency on enduring strategic issues; to address issues requiring cross-border collaboration; and, to perform regulatory policy and standard setting functions.
Discussion paper

A blueprint for the National Cabinet

This paper focuses on the genesis of the National Cabinet, elements that have helped make it successful, and how it can continue to fulfil the expectations of the Australian public during the COVID-19 recovery.
Policy report

Victims of failure – how the COVID-19 policy response let down Australians

In March 2020, Australians suffered restrictions on their businesses, liberty and freedom of movement - previously unseen in peacetime. The purpose of this paper is not to debate the efficacy of virus interventions. It is to determine whether governments’ COVID-19 policies were appropriately justified, weighed...
Report

Australia's Federation: post-pandemic playbook

This report analyses the effectiveness of the revised approach to Commonwealth-State relations through National Cabinet adopted in the COVID-19 crisis, and actions that should now be taken to lock in its long-term effectiveness.
Guide

Cabinet Handbook - 14th edition

The Cabinet Handbook is designed to ensure that the federal Cabinet observes conventions and principles, and fulfils its central purpose of informed decision-making.
Policy report

A new federalism? The role and future of the National Cabinet

As the COVID-19 crisis began to escalate in Australia, a new institution, the National Cabinet, emerged. This policy brief sets out the National Cabinet’s establishment, structure, and achievements, before turning to key issues requiring attention, concerning the effectiveness, inclusiveness, transparency, and accountability of this new...
Media release

National Cabinet Statement

Australian governments met again today as the National Cabinet to take further action to slow the spread of coronavirus to save lives and to save livelihoods. Initiative: Eviction moratorium
Media release

$1.1 billion to support more mental health, Medicare and domestic violence services

More help will be given to millions of Australians battling the devastating impacts of coronavirus with a $1.1 billion package which boosts mental health services, domestic violence support, Medicare assistance for people at home and emergency food relief. Initiative: Community Support Package