The Australian Government is a major participant in the Council of Australian Governments (COAG), a forum of federal, state and local government which meets to consider policy issues of national importance. In the health sector, the Australian Government's contributions to COAG communiques on mental health have included program funding and increases to rural mental health services. Other recent communiques have detailed changes to Medicare items and suicide prevention measures.
Health related communiques and outcomes of recent COAG meetings are provided on this website. For more information about COAG visit their website.