Federal Reform

Currently, $10.5 billion per year is wasted in duplication between State and Commonwealth departments.

Federal reform is essential to avoid expensive duplication of government services. Departments such as Defence and Foreign Affairs have a national focus and are vastly different to departments like Health and Education which have a state or regional focus.

We propose that departments such as Health, Education and Agriculture should be regarded as Federal departments encompassing their state counterparts. These Federal departments should be staffed only by state public servants so that there is a uniform and immediate relationship between public servants locally and nationally, leading to prompt understanding of best practices and procedures throughout the entire nation.

There would be immediate transparencies regarding efficiencies and inefficiencies and therefore the chance to quickly correct inefficiencies by implementing efficiencies. (Yes, Prime Minister!!!)