Corowa Free Press

Report paints stark picture

A comprehensive report has painted a stark picture of Federation Council’s current fiscal state, describing it as “distressed” and afflicted by significant structural inefficiency.

By Adrienne Hartnett

Professor Joseph Drew and his team from the University of Newcastle have handed down a comprehensive set of 77 recommendations aimed at steering Federation Council towards financial sustainability.

The report, commissioned by council in June 2023, addresses the aftermath of the “ill-fated 2016 amalgamation with Urana” and outlines a path forward for the community grappling with the consequences.

The report, tabled at the monthly meeting of council in Urana on Tuesday, categorises recommendations into ‘tier 1’, ‘tier 2’, and





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