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Senior WA minister endorses secession to address 'broken' federal system (Australia)
WA Today (Australia) ^ | 7/13/11 | Lee-Maree Gallo

Posted on 07/12/2011 7:28:25 PM PDT by ruralvoter

Mines Minister Norman Moore has spoken out about his long-held desire to see Western Australia split from the rest of the nation, citing the carbon tax and Minerals Resource Rent Tax as opportune reasons to secede.

In an interview with Channel Ten's George Negus last night, Mr Moore - one of the WA government's most senior members and leader in the state's Upper House - said the federation was broken and needed to be fixed.

"We should try and fix up the Federation and in the event the Federation can't be fixed, and I suspect it can't be, then states like WA should give some thought to going it alone," Mr Moore said. Advertisement: Story continues below

"The constitution has changed dramatically to the point where the federal government is very much in control of virtually every lever that goes on in the economy in Australia."

(Excerpt) Read more at watoday.com.au ...


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: australia; carbontax; secession

1 posted on 07/12/2011 7:28:33 PM PDT by ruralvoter
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To: ruralvoter
Western Australia is the Texas of Australia.

It's a wonderful place.

Perth being one of the prettiest places you'll ever see. Folks driving pick-ups and listening to Willie Nelson on the radio...probably 3 country stations in the area.

No Sh!t.

I have seen shotguns in the back window of Ford pick-ups.

Of course that was circa 1983.

2 posted on 07/12/2011 8:34:45 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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