SPECIAL ISSUE
CONTENTS
  • Section A) The theory and practise of the federal states and multi-level systems of government
  • Section B) Global governance and international organizations
  • Section C) Regional integration processes
  • Section D) Federalism as a political idea
  • Anderson Geoff
    The Council of Australian Governments: A New Institution of Governance for Australia's Conditional Federalism
    in University of New South Wales Law Journal (The) , Volume 31, Issue 2 ,  2008 ,  493-508
    This paper argues that the Council of Australian Governments ('COAG'), which developed from the Special Premier's Conferences in the early 1990s, has brought depth and strength to the extra-constitutional machinery of federalism. Further, it suggests that COAG is particularly significant for the governance of the Australian federation because it has simultaneously reinforced cooperation between the Commonwealth and the States, while at the same time embedding the conditional nature of the federal relationship.
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