State premiers must save the federation

The federation is not broken, but it requires radical change. This will only happen if the political will is generated by the states themselves.

The Conversation

Federation in 1901 is now the middle point between 2014 and the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788. Despite this, most views of federation, if Australians have one at all, are probably shaped by its 19th century imagery -- dusty, whiskery elderly men in overly formal dress -- rather than its 20th century outcomes.

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