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Objective

That The Riverina be a State of the Commonwealth of Australia.

 

The Riverina is the area generally corresponding to the N.S.W. state electorates west of the Great Dividing Range, and possibly more, including Burrinjuck Dam in Goulburn, and including the Murray River.

 

 

Preliminary Objectives

That the Parliament of N.S.W. consents to the formation of The Riverina State as provided for in Section 124 of the Australia Constitution.

Preceded by – A referendum of the People in The Riverina be held on whether to form The Riverina State.

Preceded by – Whatever activities are considered necessary to achieve these objectives.

Preliminary Proposals

That a method of governance be established and written in a constitution, and this constitution be approved by a majority of the People in The Riverina.

That the laws, services and agreements of N.S.W. at the time of the formation of The Riverina, subject to the Constitution of The Riverina and subject to consequent laws formed in The Riverina, be the founding laws, services and agreements of The Riverina.

Proposed Inclusions in the Method of Governance

1) That the governance of the state include a Legislative Assembly consisting of members elected from electorates of no more than 10% of the area of the state, and with no more than ten electorates included in 10% of the area of the state. 

The purpose of area qualifications is to ensure the People from all areas of The Riverina have effective representation in parliament, and prevent a re-creation of the current domination in N.S.W. of people from one area over people from all the others.

Subject to area qualifications, each electorate will contain 10,000 people, plus or minus 1000.

To prevent creation of permanently entrenched members and associated ill effects detrimental to the people, membership of the Legislative Assembly shall not exceed eight consecutive years or twelve years total. 

Formation of law shall originate in the Legislative Assembly and require the assent of the Premier. 

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2) That governance include a Premier elected by the People, separate from the Legislative Assembly, responsible for executing governance and law of The Riverina. For the same reasons as in the Legislative Assembly, a Premier’s service shall not exceed eight consecutive years or twelve total years.

The Premier may appoint Ministers subject to the Premier, with the assent of the Legislative Assembly, to assist with governance. Ministers shall not be members of the Legislative Assembly.

The purpose of the Premier being elected by the People, and the Premier and Ministers separate from the Legislative Assembly, is to ensure that the Premier and Ministers are more directly subject to the People rather than probable factions of the Legislative Assembly. This will further ensure unbiased formation and application of the law, and further ensure impartial and competent  governance, and further prevent corrupt expenditure of public money. 

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3) That governance include a Judiciary, separate from the Premier and Legislative Assembly,  appointed by the Premier with the assent of the Legislative Assembly.

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