Anne Twomey


Featured Publication

  • Public Money: Federal-State Financial Relations and the Constitutional Limits on Spending Public Money 29 October 2014 | OP138
    It is uncontroversial that federal-state financial relations need reform, but it is necessary to understand how we got to the current position and what constitutional constraints and principles are relevant to future reforms. Those who wrote the Commonwealth Constitution understood…...
    It is uncontroversial that federal-state financial relations need reform, but it is necessary to understand how we got to the current position and what constitutional constraints and principles are relevant to future reforms. Those who wrote the Commonwealth Constitution understood…
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Media & Commentary

  • MEDIA RELEASE: Public money for public benefit, not political purposes 30 October 2014
    The economic imbalance in Commonwealth-State financial relations highlighted in recent reports from the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) and the National Commission of Audit was not an accident, it was a deliberate construct of Australia’s federation, says University…
    The economic imbalance in Commonwealth-State financial relations highlighted in recent reports from the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) and the National Commission of Audit was not an accident, it was a deliberate construct of Australia’s federation, says University…
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Publications

  • Sovereignty, Blame Games and Tony Abbott’s New Federalism 28 August 2014 | PF27
    In July 2014, the Centre for Independent Studies (CIS) held a public forum on reform of the Australian federation, which continued the CIS’s involvement in issues related to Australian federalism over many years. It was held at this time in response to Prime Minister Abbott’s announcement of a review leading…...
    In July 2014, the Centre for Independent Studies (CIS) held a public forum on reform of the Australian federation, which continued the CIS’s involvement in issues related to Australian federalism over many years. It was held at this time in response to Prime Minister Abbott’s announcement of a review leading…
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