A Federation for the 21st Century

A Federation for the 21st Century

NSW
Oct 27
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Speakers

The Hon. Nick Greiner AC, Former Premier of NSW, Governor, CEDA Board of Governors
The Hon. Justice Duncan Kerr Chev LH, Judge, Federal Court of Australia President, Administrative Appeals Tribunal, Former Federal Minister for Justice
Professorial Fellow Terry Moran AC, National President, Institute of Public Administration Australia Former Secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Governor, CEDA Board of Governors

Event overview

"It seems to me that the time is close at hand when we ought to set about creating a great national Government for all Australia". Sir Henry Parkes, Tenterfield address, 1889.

Over a century has passed since Sir Henry Parkes made his famous Tenterfield address, first bringing the idea of an Australian federal constitution to the public.

CEDA's major research release for 2014 - A Federation for the 21st Century, brings together some of Australia's leading academics and business leaders to examine the future directions of the relationship between the Commonwealth and state governments.

The report focuses on the operations of the federal system, the efficiencies in Commonwealth and state roles and identifies existing areas of overlap and duplication, suggesting ways to achieve improvements.

CEDA's report, A Federation for the 21st Century, examines:

  • The key challenges for a federation in the 21st century;
  • The potential for reforming the way government organises and delivers services;
  • The relationship between the Commonwealth and state governments in relation to funding, investment and infrastructure;
  • Local versus national requirements for services and regulation; and
  • Engaging with state and Commonwealth policy makers to increase Australia's long-term economic and social prosperity.

Meet the speakers

The Hon. Nick Greiner AC
Former Premier of NSW, Governor, CEDA Board of Governors

The Hon. Justice Duncan Kerr Chev LH
Judge, Federal Court of Australia President, Administrative Appeals Tribunal, Former Federal Minister for Justice

Professorial Fellow Terry Moran AC
National President, Institute of Public Administration Australia Former Secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Governor, CEDA Board of Governors

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