Reform of the Federation – Discussion Paper
The Commonwealth Government has committed to produce, working with the States and Territories, a Whit
9 July, 2015 1 min read
The Commonwealth Government has committed to produce, working with the States and Territories, a White Paper on the Reform of the Federation.
Some key options explored in the paper include reforms to education, with a focus on reform options for achieving a better VET system by clarifying accountability within the system.
The options include making one level of government – either Commonwealth or States/Territories – wholly responsible for funding, policy, regulation and service delivery; focussing the Commonwealth on providing incentives to employers and individuals to help undertake priority training with States/Territories responsible for all other aspects of the VET system; or a new national framework for sharing and coordinating roles across Commonwealth and States/Territories.
The White Paper was originally scheduled to be released in 2015 but timeframes have now been revised and it will be released sometime in 2016.