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Election 2022 – the Teal Independents

The ‘Teal Independents’ supported by Climate 200 are making a strong showing in this election. The candidates not already in Parliament are all standing in coalition seats. It is becoming increasingly clear there is an electoral cleavage between the ‘material’ voter of the suburbs and regions, who preference economic and personal security, and ‘post materialists’ [...]

By | 2022-05-04T11:24:22+10:00 May 4th, 2022|2022 Election|0 Comments

Election 2022 – What did the Coalition do in government and what will they do next

The last post in this series looked at how well the Coalition delivered on their 2019 election promises. Here is a selection of some of the things they did in government that they would hope to be judged on in this election: Covid management The major challenge of the Government was to manage the Covid-19 [...]

By | 2022-04-20T14:30:19+10:00 April 20th, 2022|2022 Election, Liberal Party, Parliament|0 Comments

Election 2022 – What the Coalition promised in 2019 and how did they go?

The Liberal-National Coalition is seeking a third consecutive term of government at the upcoming election. It was a term book ended by bushfires and floods, with the first worldwide pandemic in a century thrown in together with a deteriorating global security climate. This is how some of the main promises from 2019 fared. Climate The [...]

By | 2022-04-20T13:30:16+10:00 April 20th, 2022|2022 Election, Liberal Party, Parliament, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Thoughts on the Aged Care Royal Commission (2)

Governance This second article on the Aged Care Royal Commission[1] discusses the governance structures for the aged care sector canvassed in the Commission’s report. The Commissioners differed on the issue. Commissioner Briggs’ model was a ‘stewardship’ model vesting governance responsibilities with with the Federal Department of Health and Aged Care: One presumes that a ‘stewardship’ [...]

By | 2021-04-07T17:28:42+10:00 April 7th, 2021|Aged Care, Governments, Regulation, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Thoughts on the Aged Care Royal Commission (1)

The Government has received the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety (the Royal Commission).[1] A Split Royal Commission The Commissioners divided on governance and funding issues. This is an extremely unusual outcome. Royal Commissions tend to provide unanimous recommendations. At the very least, there is usually an odd number of Royal Commissioners to [...]

By | 2021-04-07T15:21:00+10:00 April 7th, 2021|Aged Care, Governments, Regulation|0 Comments

After COAG – Creating a Clear Pathway for Intergovernmental Decision Making – Possible Improvements

Australia has what is known as a ‘executive federalism’ system of government. As Brian Galligan has said: Federalism that divides government between separate spheres, especially when such division is heavily concurrent as in the Australian case, requires extensive inter-governmental relations and arrangements. The resultant system of 'executive federalism' entails dealings between the Commonwealth and State [...]

By | 2020-12-16T10:06:36+11:00 December 16th, 2020|COAG, Federalism, Governments, Regulation|0 Comments

After COAG – Creating a Clear Pathway for Intergovernmental Decision Making – Possible Issues

The previous article introduced the Conran report[1] and identified some issues requiring further consideration. These are now discussed. The National Federation Reform Council held on 11 December 2020 established the priorities of the National Cabinet Reform Committees (NCRC) for 2021: As Conran says: National Cabinet will stand up and task these NCRCs with high priority [...]

By | 2020-12-16T09:46:50+11:00 December 16th, 2020|COAG, Federalism, Governments, National Cabinet|0 Comments

After COAG – Creating a Clear Pathway for Intergovernmental Decisions Making- Introduction

The Government has published the Review of COAG Councils and Ministerial Forums[1] otherwise known as the Conran Report (Conran) and its associated Guidance for Intergovernmental Meetings[2]. As Conran said at the beginning of the report: The intention is to bring implement the change of intergovernmental arrangements arising from the abolition of COAG and subsequent adoption [...]

By | 2020-12-16T09:06:29+11:00 December 16th, 2020|COAG, Governments, National Cabinet|0 Comments

The Federal Budget – a Focus on Tax, Infrastructure, Regulation and Manufacturing

The Budget was handed down on 6 October. The broad nature of the document is by now well known:  the Government has total current liabilities of 1.6 trillion dollars[1] with real GDP to fall by 3.75% in calendar year 2020[2], and total gross debt projected to stabilise at around 55% of GDP in the medium [...]