Drought, fire, floods and now secession

by John Quiggin on January 2, 2011

Not only is much of Queensland underwater, but the northern half of the state has finally carried out its long-standing threat to secede, forming a new entity called Capricornia
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according to the ever-reliable Daily Mail. I confidently predict civil war and further secession as Cairns and other cities seek to escape the oppressive rule of Townsville, the self-proclaimed

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