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http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=50303

Beattie backs Lismore push to join Qld
17:53 AEST Thu May 12 2005
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Queensland Premier Peter Beattie has encouraged a push by Lismore council for the northern New South Wales shire to become a part of Queensland.

"There are two types of people in this world: those who are Queenslanders and those who want to be Queenslanders," Mr Beattie told reporters.

"I am really delighted. They are very intelligent people and we would love to have them."

Mr Beattie said if the border between the two states was redrawn, Lismore, which is 286km south of Brisbane, would naturally become a part of the sunshine state.

"If the borders were redrawn now, clearly northern New South Wales would be in Queensland. That's the natural link," he said.

But such a change would require a request from both the New South Wales and Queensland state governments and a favourable vote in a national referendum.

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"It would require a change in the constitution and that would be very difficult," he said.

"I don't think you'd find the New South Wales government would be very supportive."

Lismore Mayor Merv King has promised to support Queensland's rugby league side in the State Of Origin series if Mr Beattie backs the council's push to become part of Queensland.

"That shows he has good judgment on many things," Mr Beattie said.
 

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That not a very detailed report, but I think in reality northern nsw is neglected by nsw government, maybe thats why they want to join with qld.
 

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You Will never be bigger than WA. HAHAHA
 

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RADULA said:
That not a very detailed report, but I think in reality northern nsw is neglected by nsw government, maybe thats why they want to join with qld.
Yes it is very neglected - I have family there and they say NSW is too Sydney Centric and they get ignored.

Also everything, and I mean EVERYTHING comes from Queensland, Petrol, food, power, many services - it all comes over the border. Sydney couldn't care less about the Far North Coast.

Many people there would prefer to be in Queensland because taxes are lower ect. The people call themselves "new south Queenslanders".

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Geez, they might as well make Tweed Heads a part of qld too(rolls eyes)
 

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Cee Em Bee, that would be the logical thing to do. I dont know why your rolling your eyes.

All the services are provided by QLD. theres no point in having them as part of NSW
 

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errrm, like this is going to happen.

123. The Parliament of the Commonwealth may, with the consent of the Parliament of a State, and the approval of the majority of the electors of the State voting upon the question, increase, diminish, or otherwise alter the limits of the State, upon such terms and conditions as may be agreed on, and may, with the like consent, make provision respecting the effect and operation of any increase or diminution or alteration of territory in relation to any State affected.
Because Lismore is going to have such an easy time convincing the electors of NSW that it should be removed from it and convince the electors of Queensland that it should accept this piece of NSW...
 

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well i have no issues with them joining.

I have no clue why NSW would be against it. If some south western QLD town wanted to join up with NSW (Providing it was on the border) i would have no problems.

Its the towns own choice if you ask me.
 

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This has been going on for years now. I can understand though, Queensland supports the entire area a hell of alot more than NSW does. My mum use to live there but moved to Queensland a few weeks ago because its cheaper to live here. I dont have a problem with the borders changing although I have to wonder how that would affect the SEQ infrastructure plan.
 

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See, Matix. Thats an attitude that is stupid.


When it comes down to it in my PERSONAL opinion i dont care.

But logically my opinion is that they should, because it just makes way more sense.
Matix's attitude is just disadvantaging the people of lismore. If they want to join QLD, and it would benifit them, there is absolutely no reason they shouldnt be allowed.
 

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See, Matix. Thats an attitude that is stupid.


When it comes down to it in my PERSONAL opinion i dont care.

But logically my opinion is that they should, because it just makes way more sense.
Matix's attitude is just disadvantaging the people of lismore. If they want to join QLD, and it would benifit them, there is absolutely no reason they shouldnt be allowed.
Disadvantage? How? Are they more finantically or even politically secure if they got transfered to QLD soil?

Those are the same people who wants to keep analogue signal mobile phones because they'll have to buy a digital mobile phone if Telstra puts the signal up. They're backward as they are...

Intelligent people...har har...

And no, this is not an opinion, this is a fact coz my dad owes a couple of farms around that area.
 

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Matix, thats the most narrow minded thing Ive heard in a long time. You clearly have no idea about the area regardless of your dad owning anything!!
 

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Matix, thats the most narrow minded thing Ive heard in a long time. You clearly have no idea about the area regardless of your dad owning anything!!
If you take away Lismore from NSW, that's one big area to gulp up. That means you'll be effectively taking away Byron Bay, Ocean Shores, Kyogle and possible Casino.

That area especially Byron Bay region is a tourist mecca for surfers and backpackers. I drove down from Surfer's Paradise to Sydney via Byron Bay, Armidale, Port Maquarie and to Sydney lot so long ago. That area is striving well because of tourism, developments and produce.

Why should we give up our soil for your benifit? Havn't ya stole 3.2 billion dollars from hard working NSW taxpayer's already?
 

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Instead of trying to join QLD, they should rather try to solve the cause and just lobby the NSW gov for more support. Its pretty illogical to me, QLD is just a state, ppl are talking like its another country.

I agree, whats the benifit for NSW if they do give it up???
Stupid...
 

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lol Matix.

Pathetic. truely pathetic.


You live hundreds of KM's away.
The people is Lismore WANT to join QLD, why should you debate it.
It should be up to them IMO.
 
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