Critical Reflections on Australian Public Policy: Selected by John Wanna

By John Wanna

This selection of ‘critical reflections’ on Australian public coverage bargains a important contribution to public dialogue of vital political and coverage concerns dealing with our state and society. those essays are very important not just due to the acceptance and place of a number of the participants, yet simply because they're awfully ‘content wealthy’ and brimming with new rules.

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Some proposals I’d like to offer some proposals to reinforce and reinvigorate our system. My proposals are built on three key beliefs: • • • a belief in the principle of subsidiarity a belief in the need for clear roles and responsibilities—and in many major services of importance, shared responsibilities, based on changing needs, challenges and opportunities facing our citizens a belief that the Commonwealth and the states must be willing to both assume and surrender responsibilities. I can best articulate these beliefs by explaining how they would apply to three key policy areas, and to Commonwealth–state financial relations.

In a globalised economy, with an increasingly mobile population, in the midst of a skills shortage, we need greater consistency in our education and training system. Currently, we have a mishmash of inconsistent responsibilities and accountability requirements. In early childhood education and care, the states are largely responsible for licensing and regulating childcare centres, which the Commonwealth funds and accredits and with its own quality-assurance system attached. The end result is massive duplication, with childcare centres having to report on policies and practices to two levels of government.

1 The Hon John Brumby MP, Premier of Victoria Does a system of government drawn up at the end of the nineteenth century and activated at the dawn of the twentieth century still have currency in the twenty-first century? In a word: yes. Federalism does work. It is a robust and flexible system that has stood the test of time and made us one of the world’s most stable democracies. 5 per cent—or $11 402 per household—through the greater efficiencies of political and fiscal decentralisation. But, it needs to be said, there is room for improvement.

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