RAJ REPORT

Could Australia have THREE new States—–The father of Federation, Sir Henry Parkes, once declared: “As a matter of reason and logical forecast, it cannot be doubted that if the union were inaugurated with double the number of present colonies, the growth and prosperity of all would be absolutely assured.”

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The Australian constitution that came into effect in 1901 was crafted around the idea that there would be new states and the father of Federation, Sir Henry Parkes, once declared: “As a matter of reason and logical forecast, it cannot be doubted that if the union were inaugurated with double the number of present colonies, the growth and prosperity of all would be absolutely assured.”

Johnston says the constitution is such that New England could be created by Bob Carr and John Howard “over coffee tomorrow morning” if they wanted to.

 

 

 

 

Altered states – National – www.smh.com.au.

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