What lies ahead for Australia’s Federation

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The relationship between the Federal and State Governments has changed dramatically over the past 18 months. For most Australians, the pandemic has served as a sharp reminder of just how much power the states and territories wield.

Whether it’s the ability to quickly shut borders, scale-up massive health programs, provide direct income support or enforce lockdown rules – Australia’s second tier of government has destroyed any image it has of being a bit-player in the Federation

Produced By: Evan Wallace

Featured In Story: Senior Researcher Bill Browne – Australia Institiute

First aired on The Wire, Monday 13 September 2021

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