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Regional government can transform Australia : Comments

By Mark Drummond, published 15/7/2000

Mark Drummond argues that an Australian Constitution that includes regional government centres is preferrable to the state-based model

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Congratulations on raising one of Australia's major handicaps to future growth,The tyrrany of distance.
The Late Ken Thomas understood Australia more than any politician.What Australia needs is local quick response government action.
Currently Australia is being governered like a medieval european state.
We have a King or Premier in each State capital His Castle which is many hours drive from the regions such as the Green Triangle areas of Mount Gambier and Portland in Victoria.or North Queensland some 24hours drive to King Beattie's Brisbane Castle.
Australia has seen one hundred years of farcical governments building railways that had different gauges.
Today we have seven different road rules and standards,
We have a health care system that makes the life of a regional person worth less than a Big capital City dweller.
It takes upto seven hours of travelling to a major City for many elderly patients in reginal Victoria,Hours longer for WA and Queenslanders.
Before Climate Change debate lets debate turning Australia into a 40 regional government system with one Central Government collecting the revenues for Cars,Pokies, etc.
Today ask your friends if Australia would be better off without seven or eight Ministers of Transport,water,Police,.....
Posted by BROCK, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 7:59:51 PM
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