Separate state needed
A LOOSE union of federal regional based politicians and minor parties will not provide any meaningful benefit to the development of regional Queensland.
The major impediment to the progress of Queensland region areas is the intransigent ‘southeast Queensland Government’. Regional Queensland needs to hive off and create a new state.
Even our founding fathers, when drafting the Australian Constitution more than 120 years ago, foresaw the future need to create additional states for the territory of existing states.
Chapter VI paragraphs 121-124 makes that provision
The New England 1967 referendum, which was narrowly defeated, was the last notable attempt. A viable new state would need a population of over a million people, significant wealth and resources.
Effectively, all areas other than what is commonly known as the southeast corner should be invited to participate in the creation of a new state.
Imagine the clout of regional Queensland having 12 senators and 12-15 lower house members in the federal Parliament and not having to cling to the coat-tails of the Brisbane political club.
William Bates, Kewarra Beach