Industrial relations and the failure of federalism

September 2005
Institute of Public Affairs Review;Sep2005, Vol. 57 Issue 3, p30
This article presents information on economic reforms and federalism in Australia. Federalism is an area where tradition and liberty can collide. And when they do, one is often forced to make a choice. Most traditionalists see the Australian constitutional settlement as having evolved from the sound ideal of framing a government of limited and enumerated powers. By dispersing power across levels of government, the federal structure limited the power of any one government and therefore of all levels of government. The Constitution also specified the powers of government and allocated these across levels of government.


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