CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA-NCA NewsWire Photos AUGUST 21 2020 The Prime Minister Scott Morrison with the acting Chief Medical Officer Professor Paul Kelly during a press conference in Parliament House, Canberra. Picture: NCA NewsWire /Gary Ramage
CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA-NCA NewsWire Photos AUGUST 21 2020 The Prime Minister Scott Morrison with the acting Chief Medical Officer Professor Paul Kelly during a press conference in Parliament House, Canberra. Picture: NCA NewsWire /Gary Ramage

LETTER: Federation is failing Australia

Letter to the Editor

FEDERATION in Australia gave three essential tasks to the central Government: maintenance of free trade between states, defence, and quarantine.

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But state borders are closed, defence is enfeebled by gender-agenda and poor equipment choices, and they have failed to protect us from foreign pests and viruses.

Moreover, Canberra’s green dreams, targets and subsidies have made a monster mess of electricity generation and cost.

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These colossal failures suggest that it’s time to restore federalism.

Start by getting Canberra out of energy and the environment.

At least some states would manage things better and provide a role model for others.

Viv Forbes, Washpool Qld