Seriously, Hawkey, abolish the states. This is the best you can give us.
Oh, and the line that the state boundaries that were drawn up by our forefathers make no sense. So what does make sense? What would determine the optimal boundaries?
Does he really expect us to believe if everything was decided in and run by Canberra, we would be better off. All power concentrated in the one place?
I guess he hasn’t had time to keep up with the literature that clearly demonstrates that federations have superior economic performances than unitary states.
Just a sad old hackneyed piece of advice that does not progress the debate one jot. And completely impractical too.
And what was all that stuff he was banging on about land rights for Indigenous people? Does he seriously believe that land rights are the main source of progress for them?