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OVERGOVERNMENT IS A CURABLE ILLNESS

Australia does not need three levels of government. Nor does it need as many parliamentarians and public servants as we now have. Advertisements

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Infrastructure Australia must be an independent legal entity- currently no teeth, no money, no hope!

Of all the nations in G20, Australia’s record in creating modern infrastructure is the least progressive and most inefficient. There are two main reasons for this. One is that our outdated Federal Constitution leaves responsibility for infrastructure in the hands of … Continue reading

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How we have failed to build a balanced nation – disasters & solutions

Just imagine for a moment that you are standing on Possession Island in Torres Strait with Captain James Cook on August 22, 1770, while the good captain makes his declaration that the Australian Continent is a territory of the King … Continue reading

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The Commonwealth of The South Pacific

Creating a Union of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands In the 1890s, when the Federation of Australian States was being fervently debated, there were seven negotiating parties at the table — five States on the Continent, plus Tasmania … Continue reading

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The pain of being like Spain

Premier Campbell Newman made headlines when he declared that Queensland’s economic position is similar to that of Spain. His remarks reminded some commentators of Paul Keating’s famous forecast that Australia could become a banana republic, a comment that caused him … Continue reading

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Perils of a Colonial Heritage

Most of us leave home at some stage of our lives to find our feet in a brave new world, but Australia is unable to stop hanging on to the apron strings of dear old England. At age 224, its … Continue reading

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