PM Morrison to hear state migration pleas

The PM has a "population framework" in mind for COAG but Gladys Berejiklian wants a slowdown for NSW (AAP) Source: AAP

Prime Minister Scott Morrison will dine with state premiers and territory leaders in Adelaide on Tuesday ahead of his first COAG meeting on Wednesday.

Scott Morrison's first meeting with the state premiers and territory leaders since becoming prime minister will revolve around population policy.

Leaders will dine with Mr Morrison on Tuesday night ahead of the Council of Australian Governments in Adelaide on Wednesday.

Mr Morrison has a "population framework" in mind but has asked each of the states and territories to come up with areas they want new migrants to go.

He's also pushing for states to sign up to the national schools agreement funding model, and to the national health agreement.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has been pushing for a slowdown on migration to NSW, as Sydney struggles after years of under-investment in infrastructure.

But Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews says population policy needs to be met with proper infrastructure investment from Canberra.

"You can't talk about pressure that comes from a rapidly growing nation without talking about the services and the infrastructure that define the quality of life and the standard of living that Australians enjoy," Mr Andrews told reporters in Melbourne on Monday.

Queensland and Victoria are the only two states that have not signed up to the national school reform agreement, after the majority of states and territories signed on in the past seven days.

Mr Morrison is set to raise the issue of governments paying small businesses on time, and will seek an agreement to settle accounts within 20 days.

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk wants to talk about euthanasia, as part of the discussion around aged care, and will again raise the issue of cyber-bullying.

With a NSW election in March and a federal poll in May, the leaders will receive a report into how to improve the cyber security of electoral systems.

Source AAP

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