In the previous blog "Left over from a by-gone era" we explain that the present State boundaries are out of date and need to be changed.
When you look at a map of Australia with new, modern eyes, the absurdity of current boundaries is obvious.
- In the present transport technology of fast trains, and modern transport hubs, and 787 aircraft, what has that border got to do with rail, road, air transport?
- In the need to protect the river systems, what has that border got to offer? It can't even focus on the Murray River, only one side of it. NSW ruling elite don't even know that the water in the Darling River comes from Northern NSW and Queensland.
- At the moment of the Internet and national broadband, what purpose does that border serve to education, medical services, technological changes, communication?
- At the moment the world is facing rising sea levels, what role does that border play?
If you take a look at the BloggerMe map, every issue in the papers can be dealt with by reference to the "whole nation" or by reference to a "State" or a "Super-State" (a Super-State is a grouping of States around a common issue).
Here are some national issues and debates: