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Advisory Council for Inter-Government relations



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FOR"MEDIA 28 JUNE 1979

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• — — ■ADVISORY. .CO-UNC_IL_E-Q.R . INTER-GOVERNMENT RELATIONS '

• The Premier df Queensland today informed the Pre m i e r s ' rv· Conference that ‘his Government' had agreed to join .the .. . , — . ■ " Advisory -Council for In ter-Government Relations , """ “ .

' - ; · ''“ The-'Prime- M x f i i s t e r M r : Fraser/'"and· the. other. Premiers .welcome^., ·. - ^Queensland''slde'cision - to become a -member". "The Council" has" ‘ · -r ‘-•“b ^ h - ; -ahcompl%t¥betithout Queensland m e m b e r s h i p M r F-ras-er ,said=.

. TSe.-A-dvi.sory " GcTan-cllr-jf o-r—Inter-Government Relations is an . essential- 'feature of _the ^Fe de ra 1 ism "policy of "the "Commonwealth ".- i G S v d r n m e h t - T h e ’Advisdry Council was established in 1976 with ~ " . ; the -'object df improving inter-government co-operation. " . . .

' _ -Sit; receives-references •'-front'-the Premiers' Conference to keep " "under. cbrrsiSeration--^dS-review'issues for- inter-government - . . ::t V > "x: o ^ op e r a t i oh: - an d to' recommend ways : and · means for- Improving..;" „ "•‘ -"Syihter-government co-operation; ' To date the.'Adyispry Council ‘

S . 'been •g.iv; en-'two-refer-ehces . · The- first .is to .examine the . ...-I "':v ""re 1 ations'hips "which d U g h t . to exist. .between. theithree spheres * . of gdverhmenth *; T h e ,.second; i s ' "an - examination 'of ; inter-changes • of personnel between the'three .spheres of government.

- ' " Preliminary reports''oh .-.eachnreference..,have been published.

• V'-'Mesrib'ers J5f- the· Council are currently engaged in conducting public-meetings throughout-Australia to discuss submissions on the relationship reference. "" " · ·

The Conference-also agreed to-a request from the Council for 'a ‘iSh increase in its Budget from $300,000 to $375,000. ' "

“ .This increase" in. funding will -ensure that the Council is able., • to maintain "and imp rove’Its' contribution to inter-government - reletions-in Australia. . ' :