This article is authored by a comedian, but some things noted actually make sense.
From coast to coast, our society can tend to differ a lot in attitude, tradition, and the way life works on a day to day basis between towns and regions.
Sydney these days tries to match Melbourne with its progressiveness, but as a country, our ability to evolve can be hampered by the establishment of industry in the Western states which the East coast now consider undesirable, but for Westerners it’s their way of life.
I personally am a believer of having a nation-wide government, and abolishment of states governments, but the amount of division in all facets of things managed by government laws and legislation can create division between states, such as the way highway signage is written, differences in types of train carriages (cars?) between NSW and QLD and maybe other states, and other more personal things like weapons possession legalities, public holidays, medical procedures, the housing market and Education.
With us as a nation not be able to make up our minds on what we want on a whole basis on all things, would it then be more appropriate for States to become their own countries, like European countries, and the establishment of “Australia” to change into the equivalent of the European Union?
It could then make it easier for NZ to become part of us (if they want to) or at least water down or cut out current restrictions, as they’ll be categorised in the same way as Tasmania, being an off-shore country in this context (if it was to happen).
This could then act as a compromise for states to become their own republics.