Council of Australian Governments (COAG)
This site has been established to facilitate the work of Members of the Standing Council on Health and the Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council.
This site also facilitates the work of the Standing Council on Health meeting as the Australian Health Workforce Ministerial Council (AHWMC) the membership of which comprises the Health Ministers from the Commonwealth Government and all State and Territory Governments.
The COAG Reform Council has been established by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) to assist COAG to drive its reform agenda.
This site has been established to facilitate the work of Members of the Standing Council on Community, Housing and Disability Services - Community and Disability Ministers (SCCHDS) and its Community & Disability Services Ministers' Advisory Council (CDSMAC).
The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) is the peak intergovernmental forum in Australia. COAG comprises the Prime Minister, State Premiers, Territory Chief Ministers and the President of the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA). The role of COAG is to initiate, develop and monitor the implementation of policy reforms that are of national significance and which require cooperative action by Australian governments.
Membership of the Forum comprises a Minister from New Zealand and the Health Ministers from Australian states and territories, the Australian Government as well as other Ministers from related portfolios (Primary Industries, Consumer Affairs etc) where these have been nominated by their jurisdictions. This ensures a whole-of-food chain approach to food safety regulation.
With the launch of the Forum on 17 September 2011, the remit for the Australia and New Zealand Food Regulation Ministerial Council has been withdrawn.
The National Advisory for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment (NATESE) provides the secretariat structure to facilitate and support the key advisory councils of the Standing Council on Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment (SCOTESE).
The Regional Australia Standing Council (RASC) has been established to support effective planning and coordination across all levels of government on matters affecting regional Australia.
The Standing Council on Energy and Resources is responsible for pursuing a strategic national agenda across the energy and resources sectors.
Standing Council on Environment and Water (Council) is responsible for environment and water from the Commonwealth, all states and territories and New Zealand.
The new Intergovernmental Agreement on Federal Financial Relations provides the overarching framework for the Commonwealth's financial relations with the States.
The Standing Council on Law and Justice (SCLJ) comprises the Attorneys-General of the Commonwealth and states and territories, the Western Australia Minister for Corrective Services and the Minister of Justice of New Zealand. Formerly known as the Standing Committee of Attorneys-General.
Promotes a coordinated national response to law enforcement and emergency management issues.
The Standing Council on Primary Industries is responsible for pursuing and monitoring issues affecting primary production sectors
SCSEEC provides a forum through which strategic policy on school education and early childhood development can be coordinated at the national level, and through which, information can be shared and resources used collaboratively towards the achievement of agreed objectives and priorities.
The Standing Council on Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment (SCOTESE) comprises Commonwealth, State, Territory and New Zealand Ministers with responsibility for tertiary education, skills and employment.
The Standing Council on Transport and Infrastructure includes Transport, Infrastructure and Planning Ministers from the Commonwealth, States and Territories and the Australian Local Government Association.
With the launch of SCOTI, the remit for the Australian Transport Council has been withdrawn.