De-centralise government - how difficult could that be?

Recent discussions on the inability of the Australian governments to address climate emergency, bushfire calamity and the death of river systems are throwing up useful concepts that need to be taken seriously at all levels of nationhood, federal, state, local and traditional.

Here's a couple that get things going:

https://twitter.com/Girrali/status/1200778931382566913

https://twitter.com/Michz45/status/1200780434868539392

My reaction to these important ideas is given below. It involves regionalism to replace statehood in key areas of governance.

I have taken Part Two of the Constitution & made changes that "seek to give proper representation of Indigenous Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Parliament".

It naturally gives "the voters for Proper Representation" a voice, as the Senate is the "House Of Review" for all legislation, and for all actions of governance at the federal level.

Change = Insert Change = Remove,

Part II - The Senate

7. The Senate

The Senate shall be composed of senators for each Region, directly chosen by the people of the Region, voting until the Parliament otherwise provides as one electorate.

For the purpose of voting for the Senate, there shall be 31 regions, whose boundaries on land are based on the flow of water, and whose boundaries at sea reflect the May 2012 Proclamation of the Australian Continental Shelf Limits, as follows:



No


Region


Capital


River System


Geographic definition


1


Van Dieman


Darwin


ABCDEF Basin


https://www.bloggerme.com.au/states/van-dieman


2


East Arnhem


Nhulunbuy


Aligator Basin


https://www.bloggerme.com.au/states/east-arnhem


3


Mataranka


Katherine


Roper Edith Basin


https://www.bloggerme.com.au/states/mataranka


4


Borroloola


Mornington Island


Robinson McArthur Basin


https://www.bloggerme.com.au/states/borroloola


5


Wurung


Mt Isa


Leichhardt Albert Basin


https://www.bloggerme.com.au/states/wurung


6


Carpentaria


Cloncurry


Norman Flinders Basin


https://www.bloggerme.com.au/states/carpenteria


7


Keer-Weer


Weipa


Keer Weer Basin


https://www.bloggerme.com.au/states/keer-weer


8


Cook


Cooktown


Endeavour Basin


https://www.bloggerme.com.au/states/cook


9


Mareeba


Cairns


Herbert Basin


https://www.bloggerme.com.au/states/mareeba


10


Charters


Townsville


Belyando Basin


https://www.bloggerme.com.au/states/charters


11


Capricorn


Rockhampton


MIBM Basin


https://www.bloggerme.com.au/states/capricorn


12


Boonah


Brisbane


Brisbane Bremer Basin


https://www.bloggerme.com.au/states/boonah


13


Casino


Lismore


Clarence Basin


https://www.bloggerme.com.au/states/ilmurra


14


New England


Armidale


Manning McLeay Basin


https://www.bloggerme.com.au/states/casino


15


Sandy Hollow


Newcastle


Hunter Valley Basin


https://www.bloggerme.com.au/states/sandy-hollow


16


Narrabeen


Sydney


Hawkesbury Nepean Basin


https://www.bloggerme.com.au/states/narrabeen


17


Cape Howe


Merimbula


Bega Basin


https://www.bloggerme.com.au/states/cape-howe


18


Portland


Launceston


Tamar Esk Meander Basin


https://www.bloggerme.com.au/states/portland


19


SE Cape


Hobart


Derwent Basin


https://www.bloggerme.com.au/states/se-cape


20


Sandy Cove


Devonport


Mersey Basin


https://www.bloggerme.com.au/states/sandy-cove


21


Wonthaggi


Melbourne


Yarra Barwon Basin


https://www.bloggerme.com.au/states/wonthaggi


22


Menindee


Adelaide


Murray-Darling Basin


https://www.bloggerme.com.au/states/menindee


23


Uluru Central


Alice Springs


Sandover Eyre Basin


https://www.bloggerme.com.au/states/ulluru-central


24


Great Australian Bight


Kalgoorlie–Boulder


Officer Basin


https://www.bloggerme.com.au/states/great-australian-bight


25


Nyabing


Albany


Kalgan Basin


https://www.bloggerme.com.au/states/nyabing


26


Kwinana


Perth


Swan Margaret Basin


https://www.bloggerme.com.au/states/kwinana


27


Meekatharra


Geraldton


Lyons Basin


https://www.bloggerme.com.au/states/meekatharra


28


Murujuga


Carnarvon


Gascoyne Basin


https://www.bloggerme.com.au/states/murujuga


29


Marapikurrinya


Karratha


Yule Shaw Basin


https://www.bloggerme.com.au/states/marapikurrinya


30


Fitzroy Crossing


Broome


Fitzroy Fraser Basin


https://www.bloggerme.com.au/states/fitzroy-crossing


31


Wyndham


Kununurra


Victoria Ord Basin


https://www.bloggerme.com.au/states/wyndham

To comply with Part II of the Constitution, each Region shall have a Council that looks after the whole of the River System and the Continental Shelf of that Region and each Council of a Region shall elect a Lord Mayor.

If you are interested in any concepts addressed on this page, you are welcome to work them out using the http://www.BloggerMe.com.au blogs publishing system to take them another step.

Cheers

Steve