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Secession re-emerges as a north Queensland issue

An AAP report, reproduced in The Guardian (12.11.16), suggests that ‘North Queensland could become its own state under plans from a powerful bloc of MPs to force a referendum on the issue’. This is not the first time, of course, that north Queensland has sought to secede.

‘Katter’s Australian party (KAP) MPs Rob Katter and Shane Knuth, along with former Labor MP Rob Pyne, all north Queensland MPs, are reportedly mobilising against what they see as a lack of infrastructure investment and interest in north Queensland from a Brisbane-centric government.’

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