On 13 December 2013 the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) agreed to streamline the COAG Council system.There are now eight COAG Councils. COAG Councils are responsible to COAG and will be engaged in work requiring COAG's attention.
COAG’s new Council system is aligned with COAG’s current and anticipated priorities over the next 12 to 18 months. It matches the Government’s commitment to respect state sovereignty and allow states to get on with policy development and service delivery in areas they are responsible for.
The Health Council will provide a forum for continued cooperation on health issues, especially primary and secondary care and consider increasing cost pressures.
Terms of Reference
The Terms of Reference are under development and once finalised will be submitted to COAG.