Issue Analysis


Beyond Symbolism: Finding a Place for Local Government in Australia's Constitution
Oliver Marc Hartwich
22 January 2009 | IA104

Local governments could provide better services, like schools and fast development approvals if they received a higher proportion of tax revenue and a formal definition in the Constitution. There is a need for a strong…

Indigenous Governance At the Crossroads: The Way Forward
John Cleary
29 November 2006 | IA78

A strong governance structure that has the respect of residents is essential for any healthy, functional and viable society. When governance structures fail or are corrupt, the whole community suffers. Second-rate governance has contributed to…