Research project: Renewing Australian Federalism

Past Events

Public Lecture: Federalism and the Politics of Territorial Redistribution

Thursday, 30 October 2014
University of Melbourne

Prime Minister Tony Abbott recently announced a White Paper on Reform of the Federation. Canada is grappling with similar issues and in this public lecture Professor Daniel Béland presented a comparative perspective, drawing on extensive research conducted in both countries.

A political sociologist studying public policy from an historical and comparative perspective, Daniel Béland has published eight books and more than sixty peer-reviewed journal articles. Professor Béland is a Canadian Research Chair in Public Policy at the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School at the University of Saskatchewan. Professor Béland has participated in training sessions for civil servants, provided policy advice to federal and provincial officials, and testified in front of the Standing Committee on Finance of the House of Commons (Canada).

2014 Hamer Oration: John Brumby - A Federation for the Future

Monday, 19 May 2014
The University of Melbourne

John Brumby, 'A Federation for the Future' - speech delivered at the 2014 Hamer Oration, The University of Melbourne


Schooling Federalism: Evaluating the Options for Reform 
August 2015: Bronwyn Hinz publishes new report on federalism and education.

Reform of State Taxes in Australia: Rationale and Options 
July 2015: Professor Miranda Stewart, Professor John Freebairn, and Pei Xuan Liu publish new report on reforming State taxes.

Professor Miranda Stewart will chair live-streamed panel on Renewing Australian Federalism 
2 October 2014: This forum is a partnership between the Australian National University's Tax and Transfer Policy Institute at the Crawford School of Public Policy and The University of Melbourne's School of Government. The panel will take place in Canberra and be streamed online. Read more

Dr Scott Brenton argues that increasing the GST will increase inequality 
17 Sept 2014: Dr Scott Brenton continues the debate about federalism on The ConversationRead more

Professor Brian Galligan asks what are the solutions to Vertical Fiscal Imbalance 
16 Sept 2014: Professor Brian Galligan explains the reasons behind the vertical fiscal imbalance and the challenges of reforming state-federal funding relations. Read more

Professor Miranda Stewart launches the Federalism forum in The Conversation 
15 Sept 2014: In partnership with the Australian National University's Tax and Transfer Policy Institute at the Crawford School of Public Policy and with The University of Melbourne's School of Government, Professor Miranda Stewart begins a debate on renewing federalism, from tax reform to the broader issues of democracy. Read more

Professor Cheryl Saunders questions whether the Gonski school reforms are a federal power grab 
11 July 2014: Laureate Professor Cheryl Saunders AO performs a 'FactCheck' for The ConversationRead more

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