Forced decentralisation of government agencies out of Canberra is unlikely to be a viable strategy for regional development. Stronger long term partnerships between the Commonwealth and the regions is a better alternative.
We are a much governed country, but there are good reasons to ask also: “Are we a well governed country?”
And if federation is the essential framework of our government, can it be made stronger, more relevant, more efficient and more effective? The answer plainly is no to the first question and yes to the second.