Great new ANZSOG paper recommends two tiers of Government

Former Treasury Deputy Secretary Richard Murray has written an excellent paper published by ANZSOG recommending Australia adopt a two tiered system of Government comprising the Commonwealth and 24 city/regional Governments. The Courier-Mail has interpreted this as abolishing State Governments, but it’s really about abolishing the hundreds of local governments across Australia and increasing the number of States (which is allowed under the Constitution) and having them take on local government responsibilities. In a previous post I indicated my support to such a proposal:

Not another referendum on local government

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