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Statehood for ACT

By Frug 14 February 2010 43

Is there a good reason we haven’t become a State of Australia?

If we did we’d get equal representation in the HoR and Senate and also prevent the Federal Government from flipping our laws as they see fit.

The NT have already taken (apart from the failed referendum) big steps down this path. Why can’t we?

I’ve set up a facebook group (“Statehood for Canberra”) with the idea that with enough discussion, pushing, nagging we might see it happen by 2020.


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Roger_Duck 9:18 pm 27 Feb 10

cleo said :

I think that it should be one state joined with NSW as it was in the begining!

Won’t that get certain Canberran’s panties in a knot! Bring it on I say!

It’s nearly as good as when they tried to stop any media reference to Canberra and the ACT being referred to as “The Bush Capital”.

Why change something that really isn’t broken? How will changing the name of Australia’s Capital Territory benefit anything in the future if it is known, for example, the State of Canberra with the capital city known as Civic? The same could be said for the Northern Territory. Are we to call it the Northern State?

All I can say is, let’s not forget our roots and how we came to be here and the values and quality of life that have been made available to everyone with the State and Territories in a structure that is both recognisable and iconic.

Thumper 8:27 am 25 Feb 10

Surely it’s time to elevate Stanhope to Emperor and become our own country?

We could then have Hargreaves as our head diplomat.

cleo 11:51 pm 24 Feb 10

I think that it should be one state joined with NSW as it was in the begining!

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