Category: Federalism

The Uluru Statement: Towards Federalism with First Nations

BY DYLAN LINO

A momentous thing happened on 26 May 2017. Gathered together in the shadow of Uluru for an unprecedented National Constitutional Convention, over 200 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander delegates ‘coming from all points of the southern sky’ … Read the rest

Burns v Corbett: the latest word on State tribunals and judicial power

BY ANNA OLIJNYK

We live in an age of tribunals. Although tribunals existed at the time of federation, the framers of the Australian Constitution could never have imagined the prominence of administrative tribunals in our justice system today. Small wonder, … Read the rest

Creating new states from Australia’s existing states

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BY ANNA RIENSTRA AND GEORGE WILLIAMS

Should Australia have more states? This question has recently resurfaced in Queensland, where last week Robert Katter of Katter’s Australia Party unsuccessfully moved a motion in the Parliament to create a new state in … Read the rest

Northern Territory Statehood Push Offers Opportunity for Community Reflection

ken_parishBY KEN PARISH

Statehood for the Northern Territory is on the national political agenda again, with the Council of Australian Governments having voted unanimously in July to support a renewed statehood process (albeit with no assurances as to the outcome).  … Read the rest

Federalism Reform: Pathways and Obstacles

NAroneyBY NICHOLAS ARONEY 

The government’s Reform of the Federation White Paper process is now in full swing. With the Green Paper due soon and the White Paper possibly by the end of the year, this post offers two contributions to … Read the rest

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