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Abandon states?

Posted by: Staff writers | 1 January, 2013 - 9:31 AM
Australia

4BC Summer Breakfast: Bob Hawke has called for the abolition of the states in the interest of achieving more effective government, and has urged politicians, business and unions to work closer together on reform in the national interest.

Kim and Damian on Summer Breakfast are joined by Scott Prasser, Professor of Public policy at The Australian Catholic University, to find out if the states should be scrapped.

Blog comments Your Say

  • I see Rich. You have optic cable installed in your home yet you state that the NBN (optic cable) is a waste of money and everyone else, including businesses should use the totally inadequate wifi system.

    Bob Lord Tuesday 15 January, 2013 - 4:17 PM
  • @Bob
    Telstra
    velocity 3.0 cable
    Had it for about 12 months

    Rich Tuesday 15 January, 2013 - 3:18 PM
  • Bob Lord you are either deliberately telling lies to muddy the waters or you are just an idiot. Tony Abbott is not the leader of the LNP, he is the leader of the Liberals. You keep claiming that the single parent payment is a LNP policy, not possible, that policy is a federal issue and the LNP is a state based party. I can not help but believe that your one eyed goal of trying to discrete the LNP so as to try to erode Tony Abbotts chances at the next federal election, is filling your arguments with obvious errors.

    CRY FREEDOM Tuesday 15 January, 2013 - 1:56 PM
  • Hey Rich
    What's that company you access the NBN with again?
    Jackie, you are right, I am on welfare.
    CRY you are right, I have a huge superannuation.
    Gayle, you are right, I was a judge for 20 years.
    Rich, you are right, my pockets will be filled in about 10 months time. Centrebet bans me for winning but I keep coming back.
    mick, you are never right.

    Bob Lord Tuesday 15 January, 2013 - 1:28 PM
  • You can tell hard labor is worried, cause their dragging out the old cats that have previously done the country in with their lies and recessions we had to have !!
    Why they think hawke is a good mouth piece is beyond me I was a young teenager when he was in power if you can call it that ....I thought then he was an complete ass and now I have matured I am convinced he is so put them back in their coffins and step aside your not capable of running a piss up at a brewery to put it in laymans terms HARD BLOODY LABOR is all they stand for us taxpayers...not the bludgers the Tax Payers !!!

    Jackie Tuesday 15 January, 2013 - 12:33 PM
  • Good to see that Bob Lord is keepimg up with the economy by checking the stats on centre bet...I bet he is on welfare cause he spends an awful lot of time defending the money wasters and commenting on 4BC.. For all we know with all his alias on here he could be an ex pollie on all those BIG benefits that we pay for !!!
    Gillard should be ashamed of herself !!! Forget her father's opinion

    Jackie Tuesday 15 January, 2013 - 12:06 PM

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