Mapping our future: COAG Reform Agenda by ProQuest


The new agreements will subsume the many existing Specific Purpose Payments (SPPs are tied grants from the Commonwealth to the States) into a small number of national funding agreements in the areas of healthcare, early childhood development and schools, vocational education and training, disability services and housing. The renewed focus on outcomes is welcome, but as Commonwealth control over State and Territory inputs is reduced, it is critical that reforms be accompanied by a joint Commonwealth-State commitment to achieve minimum level entitlements to health, housing and community services for all residents, wherever they live and whatever their means.

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