COAG structure 'past use by date' time for a re invention

The rejection of Malcolm Turnbull's tax plan by state and territory leaders has prompted calls for an overhaul of the Council of Australian Governments.

Australian Institute of Company Directors boss John Brogden says after years of drifting into irrelevancy, last week's COAG meeting signalled its expiry.

The Prime Minister has claimed because the states did not accept tax changes then the states have no more valid reason to complain about how much money they get from the Federal Government.  The States claim the Federal Government was never serious about tax reform

He writes in Monday's Australian Financial Review it's time for an overhaul, proposing reform targets, timeframes for delivery and an independent chairperson to oversee the process.

Source: AAP

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