When you look at the map of Australia on the Home page http://bloggerme.com.au/ the first thing you notice is how huge one particular State is, as compared to every other State. The Uluru Central state is massive. This is because the desert of Australia takes up more than 20% of the land mass. But it is correct to view this massive area as a single domain.
Social media is a very powerful construct. When you go on to Twitter, for example, you can construct any 'virtual world' that you fancy, and you can live in that world for as little or as long as you want. And you find that in that particular world that you construct, there are many other players already playing in that world, some heavily there, whilst there are others, also important, who drop in occasionally, and have their little say, or keep an eye on what you are up to, and add value at key moments.
Ask a question OR provide your own Question & Answer(s) on the matters of 'Statehood' and/or 'Constitutional Change' in Australia, leading up to, and at the moment of, Australia becoming a republic.
The 'Super-State' is a permanent grouping of States introduced into the Senate where more than one State needs to act in concert, for proper governance or for real changes to occur. This could arise because of the need to recognise a 'place' or an 'issue' important to the future of Australia.
Note: There are State issues or places as important (or maybe even more important) as the issues and places recognised by the establishment of these 'Super-States', but, because they can be handled by one State alone, do not require Super-State recognition.
Early days in the Rudd government
Australians understand why we have called the site "Blogger Me!"
We have been told since federation that the Australian constitution can never be changed because of the power of the States in the modification of the constitution. We have been told since federation that a change to the constitution, that needs bi-partisan support and a majority in every State, needs to be minimalist or it just won't get passed.
1. Goodall, Jane. (16 January, 2011) "It never happens, but it did happen" in Inside Story. http://inside.org.au/it-never-happens-but-it-did-happen/
2. Goodall, Jane. (1 February, 2013) "Extreme weather and the knowledge controversy" in Inside Story. http://inside.org.au/extreme-weather-and-the-knowledge-controversy/