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New calls for Western Australian to secede from the federation

Michael McLaren

Professor George Williams AO, Dean of Law Faculty at the University of New South Wales and Anthony Mason Professor of Law and Scientia Professor, joins Michael regarding new calls for Western Australian to secede from the federation in the wake of the coronavirus lockdowns.

Premier Mark McGowan has turned Western Australia into a fortress against infection which has shielded his community from the worst of the pandemic while increasing its separation from the nation.

Not surprisingly, this has rekindled talk of Western Australia seceding from the federation with its movement gaining momentum because of the success of its isolation, and friction with the commonwealth and other states.

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