The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) meeting on 2 July 2009 focussed on further measures to overcome Indigenous disadvantage and
the importance against the background of the global economic and
financial crises of bolstering education, training and re-training
efforts and securing further microeconomic and regulatory reform to
enhance the economy’s future productive potential.
On the regulation front, COAG signed an Intergovernmental Agreement to underpin the establishment of national Australian Consumer Law, based on existing consumer protection provisions and new product safety regulation and enforcement regime, and a further IGA covering national business names registration.