New states deserve support (letter)by Don FordNews Weekly
, July 10, 2010
After my three articles urging the creation of new states in Australia (published in News Weekly
on September 11, 2004, February 26, 2005 and May 24 2008), I expected some response from readers; but, disappointingly, there was very little. It was rather like dropping a stone into a deep well and waiting for the sound of the splash, which never came.
It was therefore a pleasant surprise to read Jaruj Kazok's recent letter (News Weekly
, May 15, 2010) supporting my thesis, and I thank him for it.
With opinions being expressed recently by government and non-government organisations as to the optimum number of people that Australia can absorb, and the impact that such growth in population will have on our already overcrowded cities, it seems absolutely necessary that a sound, efficient and effective program of decentralisation be established as soon as possible, certainly in months rather than years, culminating in the creation of new states on the Australian mainland.
Mr Kazok's well-researched letter should be acted on without delay by the Commonwealth Government.
If Mr Kazok or any reader would like a copy of my map showing the location of the proposed new states and their suggested names, I will be happy to supply one.
My address is PO Box 75, Ashfield, NSW 1800.Don Ford,