28 October 2006
The BCA has called for a new approach to fix endemic problems in federal–state relations that are costing Australia billions in wasted government spending and lost economic opportunity.
Reshaping Australia’s Federation: A New Contract for Federal–State Relations proposes a 12-point plan, including a federal convention to help map out a new way forward for the future.
“Australia’s system of federal–state relations is at a crossroads. The effectiveness of our current system of federalism will be determined by which road it takes in the next few months,” BCA President Mr Chaney said.
“The BCA is calling for a new contract for federal–state relations to overcome blockages in our current system and tackle overdue reforms to keep our economy on track,” Mr Chaney said.
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