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Can you match the premier to their tie? The real test of Australian politics.

Eight state premiers and territory chiefs have been in talks today with the prime minister at the Coalition of Australian Government (COAG) meeting in Canberra.

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The leaders discussed big issues they could cooperate on, like federation reform, domestic violence, extremism, ice use and the distribution of the GST.

The states didn't reach an agreement on the GST, but they did agree to go on a special retreat to discuss federation reform.

Do our COAG leaders tie quiz to find out more about what they had to say after the meeting!

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  1. Whose tie is this?

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    It's Tasmanian premier Will Hodgman!

    Speaking about the distribution of the GST, premier Hodgman stressed the "need to adhere to an independent determination made by the Commonwealth Grants Commission that is about fairness and equity."

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    It's NSW premier Mike Baird!

    Premier Baird commended the other leaders for taking a strong stance against domestic violence. "We have had enough, this is something that must stop. And this is something that we are absolutely determined to deliver on."

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    It's WA premier Colin Barnett

    Premier Barnett described the GST as the "elephant in the room". He thanks the prime minister but said "I was disappointed in my State colleagues. They had an opportunity to show some willingness to actually achieve some reform and it wasn't there."

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    It's NT chief minister Adam Giles!

    Adam Giles said he was happy about a new strike force between the Commonwealth and the Northern Territory to try and stop ice coming into the NT.

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    It's Victorian premier Daniel Andrews!

    Premier Andrews said he was looking forward to Australian involvement in defence manufacturing. "It's critically important, particularly for States like ours as we transition out of the automotive industry."

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    It's prime minister Tony Abbott!

    The PM said although there were lots of disagreements between states and territories, "if I might for a moment quote my friend and mentor John Howard, the things that unite us are always more important than anything that might divide us."

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    It's Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk!

    She said the leaders discussed specialised courts for domestic violence. “I think that we can explore tat further in terms of having a wholistic approach and being more sensitive to the issues surrounding women going through domestic and family violence."

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    It's ACT chief minister Andrew Barr!

    He was pleased to hear from the PM that “the worst is behind us” for public service job losses. He said his government consulted a domestic violence prevention council. “There must be a focus on non-English speaking background households, Indigenous communities, and same-sex relationships"

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    It's SA premier Jay Weatherill!

    He said he was keen to hear answers about the RET. "We also have a joint position of State and Territories to ask the Commonwealth to quickly resolve the impasse in relation to the renewable energy target. In South Australia alone we have $4.6 billion of projects which are stalled awaiting the resolution of that question.

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