Tuesday 26th of March 2019

getting stupider...



The contest for most stupid political proposal is a toughly fought one, but on the weekend the bar was well and truly raised when the WA state Liberal party voted to “examine the option of Western Australia becoming a financially independent state within the commonwealth.”

While stopping short of complete secession, the proposal remains one of the kookiest ​ you could get from a party that was once in charge of the state’s finances and, presumably, would like to one day again be considered worthy of being in power.

The proposal is dumb, firstly because “financially independent” and “within the commonwealth” make no sense whatsoever. It’s all very well to say states should raise their own taxes and pay the federal government for services rendered, but even a half-second thought ​ reveals the idiocy of a state paying another ​ government to defend it.

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a bunch of selfish wa..ers...


WA Liberal Party members have passed a WAxit motion for a committee to examine if the state could become financially independent.

Key points:
  • Man behind motion says WA is getting dudded by Canberra
  • The motion called for the state council to "examine the option of WA becoming a financially independent state"
  • WA Liberal leader Mike Nahan voted against the motion


The motion was put forward at the party's state conference by Rick Palmer from the brand division who argued WA was getting dudded by Canberra.

"It wasn't a brainstorm one morning, this came out of the fact that a group of us had been talking to people expressing an anger at the way the federation's treating Western Australia," he said.

"It doesn't just go to the GST. We send a significant amount of revenue in the form of income tax ... capital gains tax, superannuation contributions' tax all goes to Canberra.

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WA is a funny beast... When things are going its way, the people (mostly Liberals — conservatives) loathe to share in their mining boom... When things are going south they place the begging bowl out with a threat. 


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not just an english thingy... Here Brittany wanted to secede from Paris...