The Centre will publish from time to time regular essays on federalism and multi-governance experience both in Australia and from other countries, written by distinguished academic visitors to the School of Politics and International Relations. These essays will provide new comparative perspectives on what outside scholars find interesting and problematic about federalism here and beyond. The idea is to look beyond Australia, or, to consider Australia in comparative perspective in order to find new questions and renew debate.
Reforming the ‘dog’s breakfast of federalism': why the Commonwealth can’t have its cake and eat it too
Author/editor: Tracy Beck Fenwick
Year published: 2014
Upon reading Issue Paper 1, “Reform of the Federation” (Commonwealth, 2014) and based upon the terms of references of the White Paper itself, it does not seem evident...
- Quick Link: Federalism_Welfare_Australia.pdf
Author/editor: Jennifer Wallner
Year published: 2015
Over 2014, the Abbott Government made it clear that it intends to make major changes to the way federalism works in Australia and one of its primary targets is education...
- Quick Link: Opinion_Piece_Wallner.pdf