I think this is a bit pie in the sky. I'm not sure we'd want to go through what (West) Germany did when it moved it's capital from Bonn to Berlin.Former prime minister Paul Keating has called for Sydney to be made the nation's capital.
In a speech on the future of Sydney Harbour last night, Mr Keating flagged the potential of the Garden Island naval base site to house Federal Parliament.
Mr Keating told ABC Radio in Sydney that Prime Minister John Howard has already effectively moved the Government to Sydney.
"Strange but true - the Government operates now out of a little office building in Philip Street, Sydney," he said.
"That's where Cabinet meets, except when Parliament's sitting.