Council of Australian Governments’ Meeting – 2 July 2009 – COAG Communique

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Council of Australian Governments’ Meeting – 2 July 2009

COAG Communique – Preamble

“The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) held its 27th meeting in Darwin today.  The Prime Minister, Premiers, Chief Ministers and the President of the Australian Local Government Association were again joined by a number of Treasurers for the meeting.

Australia faces ongoing economic and social challenges which Australian Governments are determined to address.  COAG had a broad ranging discussion on further measures to overcome Indigenous disadvantage and the importance against the background of the global economic and financial crises of bolstering education, training and re-training efforts and securing further microeconomic and regulatory reform to enhance the economy’s future productive potential.

In the former regard, COAG agreed on a compact for retrenched workers and endorsed a wide-ranging package of reforms for early childhood.  In the latter regard, it committed, in particular, to an ambitious agenda of transport regulatory reform in addition to a range of other deregulatory measures.

COAG also adopted a comprehensive 10-year strategy to accelerate energy efficiency improvements as a key component of the overall approach to combat climate change.  It also received briefings from the Deputy National Security Adviser on the swine influenza pandemic and the Coordinator-General regarding the implementation of the Nation Building and Jobs Plan.  As well, COAG asked for an international student strategy to be developed for its consideration before the end of 2009.”


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