NEWS.com.au has this little piece reporting on Paul Keating’s view that Sydney should oust Canberra as the nations capital.
Among his reasons are the fact that Howard effectively bases his government in Sydney and that Canberra has an “air of unreality”.
Iemma and the Sydney Chamber of Commerce weigh in on the idea as well saying that whilst it’s unrealistic, the idea has merit.
Accompanying the article is a poll – currently up to 6500 odd votes – 31% of which want Canberra as the capital, 37% of which want Sydney and the remainder voted for one of the other state/territory capitals.
I shudder to think what would become of Canberra if we were no longer the nation’s capital…
(also just noticed that stan_bowles posted a link to the same article in this thread, so credit to him for first noticing, but think this warrants discussion of its own)