Bob Carr has proposed
a new deal on federalism in the wake of the Howard Government’s big election win, offering to hand over responsibility for the health system to the Commonwealth.
In return, Bob Carr says, the Federal Government would give the states total control over schools and TAFE.
This is pretty close to what I’ve been arguing (along with Chris Sheil) for some time) though I tentatively suggested giving TAFE to the Feds.
I don’t suppose Carr gets his policy ideas from blogs, but perhaps there’s some indirect influence somewhere.