Council for the Australian Federation
The Council for the Australian Federation (CAF) was formed in October 2006 to support and enhance our federal system by providing an intergovernmental
forum for State and Territory leaders in Australia.
Each State and Territory Premier or Chief Minister is a member of CAF
the current Chair is the Premier of New South Wales, The Honourable Mike Baird MP.
In 2013 the Council reviewed its operations and reaffirmed its objectives. The Council's objectives are to:
- work toward common understanding of the States' and Territories' positions in relation to policy issues involving the Commonwealth Government
- take a leadership role on key national policy issues, including the Federation, that are not addressed by the Commonwealth Government.
List of current members