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Transcript 18954

New Chair Of COAG Reform Council

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Gillard, Julia

Period of Service: 24/06/2010 to 27/06/2013

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Release Date: 07/12/2012

Release Type: Video Transcript

Transcript ID: 18954

Canberra

The Hon John Brumby has been appointed to chair the COAG Reform Council for the next three years.

The COAG Reform Council assists the Council of Australian Governments with its reform agenda.

The Council reports directly to COAG on reforms of national significance, providing regular reports on the performance of the Commonwealth and the States and Territories in achieving the benchmarks set out in National Agreements and National Partnerships.

Mr Brumby takes over from Paul McClintock who has led the Council with distinction since its establishment in 2006.

Mr Brumby has a wealth of firsthand experience and knowledge of the Council's operations from his time as Victorian Premier and Treasurer and brings to the role a strong commitment to reform.

During his time as Premier, Mr Brumby was heavily involved in the negotiation of the Intergovernmental Agreement on Federal Financial Relations, the seamless national economy agreement and health and hospital reform.

Mr Brumby also recently jointly conducted the GST Distribution Review and led the review into the feasibility of the establishing a Commonwealth Anti-Dumping Authority.

The Chair of the COAG Reform Council is appointed by the Australian Government with the Deputy Chair appointed by the States and Territories.

The COAG Reform Council comprises a Chairman, Deputy Chairman, four Councillors and an Executive Councillor.

Mr Brumby will take up his appointment at the beginning of January 2013.

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