New State in the Northern Territory?

This week the Council of Australian Governments COAG announced their commitment to a new Australian State to be formed from the Territory. Their enthusiasm hid a boring reality.
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AFTER numerous misfires and miscalculations, the NT could be just 3 yrs from becoming Australia’s 7th state.  All the Qs & problems that have perplexed & inspired in yrs past remain, but the go date of July1,2018, agreed upon at COAG this week by PM Tony Abbott & state & territory leaders, sets a process in motion. If the process succeeds, the NT will be admitted u. S121 of the Constitution on the 40th anniversary of self govt. This constitutional process would not require a national…

AFTER numerous misfires and miscalculations, the Northern Territory could be just three years from becoming Australias seventh state.

Federal, state and territory leaders have backed the Northern Territory's resolve to become Australia's seventh state by 2018.  A formal statement from yesterday's Leaders Retreat includes confirmation the push for NT statehood had support.  It was raised by NT Chief Minister Adam Giles, who will report on progress at the next COAG meeting.

Federal, state and territory leaders back NT Chief Minister Adam Giles' resolve for the Northern Territory to become Australia's seventh state by

14 ideas for naming the NT if it becomes the nation's seventh state Federal, state and territory leaders have backed the NT's resolve to become Australia's seventh state by 2018.

14 ideas for naming the NT if it becomes the nation's seventh state Federal, state and territory leaders have backed the NT's resolve to become Australia's seventh state by

.@SMH NT Chief Minister Adam Giles said the Northern Territory was a "second class citizen" that had a "second-tier status in the nation" Senator Peris said she backed a change, but only if it benefited everyone. "Aboriginal land rights need to be protected, our children need to be educated, our cost of living needs to be lower and our standard of healthcare needs to be higher. That's what statehood needs to help achieve," she said.

Northern Territory could become Australia's seventh state by 2018

I'm all for a new state in the Northern Territory... or two ...or more | Blogger Me

Change of State Boundaries - Really? Again we have talk of new States in Australia, as key people in the Northern Territory raise arguments for statehood.


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