Intergovernmental Relations Conference: A practical approach in a changing landscape


How can State and Federal governments work together more effectively to improve the services they deliver? What are the real distinctions between federalism (a theory of government) and intergovernmental relations in a federation (how the theory works in practice)? What are the real relationships between the different levels of government and how does this affect policy making?

The Intergovernmental Relations conference in Canberra, ACT July 21 -22 will bring together public sector practitioners from national, state and local governments, peak bodies and academics to examine these questions and rethink cooperative federalism.

Conference Topics include:

  • Commonwealth-state reform
  • Best practise policy development
  • The role of the Council for the Australian Federation (CAF)
  • Maximising the benefits of federalism through intergovernmental cooperation
  • Achieving national policy that meets local needs
  • Roles, responsibilities and constitutional frameworks

See the full line-up of speakers or register now for the Intergovernmental Relations conference.

2009 Intergovernmental Relations Conference

July 21 – July 22, Rydges Lakeside Canberra

Centre for Policy Development members are entitled to a 10% discount on their registration fee. Quote CPD10 when registering to get your discount.

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