Commonwealth-State Relations

In May 2020 the Prime Minister announced that the former Council of Australian Governments (COAG) ceased. The new architecture for federal relations includes the Education Ministers Meeting.

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Commonwealth-State Relations

What is the Education Ministers Meeting?

The Education Ministers Meeting is a forum for collaboration and decision-making on:

  • early childhood education and care
  • school education
  • higher education
  • international education.

Australian, State and Territory government ministers responsible for education attend the meeting.

The Commonwealth Minister for Education is the Chair of the Education Ministers Meeting.

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What is the Education Ministers Meeting?

Ministerial authorities and companies

Five ministerial authorities and companies provide services for national education initiatives:

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Ministerial authorities and companies