Links to Websites Containing Government Structure Reform Ideas
in support of the abolition of State governments or closely related reforms

Beyond Federation
Home page
Charter
Congress Archive
Sydney Shove speech by Beyond Federation's Deputy Convenor Michael Cranny on 30 June 2009
Meliorist piecemeal tinkering with federalism: recipe for disaster? by Dr Klaas Woldring
at the Australian Federalism: Rescue and Reform conference, Sir Henry Parkes School of Arts Museum,Tenterfield NSW, 23-25 October 2008
Article titled 'Abolish the states and save $50 billion', on page 4 of the Summer 2009–2010 edition of The Order, the National Magazine of The Order of Australia Association.

Abolish the States Collective (ASC)
Home Page
Objectives and Convenor's Invitation
John August in a radio discussion, 22 November 2006

No State Governments political party running for the NSW State Parliament in March 2011
Home page
Goals
Facebook

Dr Arthur Chesterfield-Evans of the Australian Democrats running for the NSW State Parliament in March 2011
Abolish the States: Why and How?

The Australian Progress Party running for the NSW State Parliament in March 2011
Home Page
Policies, including a "common set of National Laws"

Foundation for National Renewal - RestoreAustralia
Home Page
Draft Constitution

Citizens Constitution Australia 2009 by Anthony Nicholas
Home Page
Executive Summary
Prologue
Draft Specifications
Governance

Eclipse Now
Abolish the States Summary Page

Australia 100
Issues, Problems and Solutions in State Abolition, by ASC Convenor John August

Republic Now! and Professor Klaas Woldring
Home page
Address to the Nation from Klaas Woldring
What kind of Republic is the real issue
Improving Federalism, by Klaas Woldring, Independent Australia, 4 October 2012

The Australian People's Party
Homepage and Welcome
Goals
Facebook

Beyond Federation - Abolish State Governments
2007 Senate Election Campaign Statement

Abolish State Government political party
Home Page
The Key Benefits of Abolishing State Government

The Progressive Labour Party's Policies for Political, Electoral & Constitutional Reform, Adopted by the National Council, January 2000
See especially Section 2 Item F titled The creation of a two-tier system of elected government with STRONG local government units

Roger Wegener's Blog
Abolish State Governments

The Australia Institute
Seven in 10 Australians support a Commonwealth takeover of public hospitals, and similarly with education and other functions, according to polling released by the Australia Institute on 28 July 2009
State of denial: The impact of the CPRS [Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme] on state government budgets, by Richard Denniss, June 2009
See also the 1 July 2009 Lateline report titled States to raise carbon trading concerns

Bob Buick's Website
Should there be a change to how Australia is governed if/when we become a republic?
Australia-One Country or Seven States?, by Hon. Clyde R Cameron AO presented at a conference University of the Third Age 29 September 1992

Who We Are: A weekly column about Australia, by David Dale
The next big thing is a Statectomy, by David Dale, Sun Herald, 17 February 2008
Come join us, please, by David Dale, Sun Herald, 26 July 2009
A State of quivering expectation, by David Dale, Sun Herald, 9 August 2009

Andrew Carr's Chasing the Norm website
A state without the means of change is without the means of its conservation, 26 May 2009

Northern Truth, by Lance T. Royce
Abolish state governments, says Barnaby Joyce

Injury Support Blogspot
Abolish state governments, 8 August 2006

Various Draft Constitutions
An Alternative Proposal for the Australian Constitution, by David Shannon
Proposed Constitution for the Democratic Republic of Australia, by Garry Bates
A constitution to establish the Commonwealth of Australia as a republic, by Simon Bastin

newDemocracy's Citizens' Parliament, Old Parliament House, Canberra, 6-9 February 2009
Final Report
Executive Summary
Should we simplify our system of government?

Can do better
A Two-Tier Australian National State, by John Marlowe

Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG)
A New Federation with a Cities and Regional Approach, by Richard Murray, February 2012
Grand design for federation, article on Richard Murray's paper by Verona Burgess, Australian Financial Review, 14 September 2012
Former Treasury deputy secretary Richard Murray's paper proposes abolishing state governments, by Peter Michael, Courier Mail, 28 September 2012
Comment on Richard Murray's paper
as above, by Anthony Nicholas, October 2012

YouTube
Another Aussie who wants State governments gone!
Cynichook writes: "Veteran journo, George Negus, wants Australia to abolish state governments. Too bad he feels alone; many agree with him"

Facebook
Abolish the State Governments of Australia
We Support The Abolition of State Governments

GetUp, 2020 Ideas Forum
Over-governance, BigNev's idea

ActNow
Roy Broff's Vision for Australia includes:
"abolish the states and have just one government – lean, efficient, responsible, transparent and focused on social reform rather than endless state/federal bickering"

Senate Inquiry into an Australian Republic
See Dr Lionel McKenzie's thoughts (on pages 7-8) in response to the question: What is the best way to deal with the position of the states in a federal Australian republic?


In my PhD thesis:

Appendix 3E, titled Recent Media Reports Calling for the Abolition of State Governments, provides a compilation of over 500 media report extracts (including letters to newspapers), dated from 1986 until July 2006, that contain calls for the abolition of State governments or closely related reforms;

Table 4A-1 in Appendix 4A, titled Proposals to Transfer the Education Function, or Part Thereof, from the States and Territories to the Commonwealth, provides extracts from over 50 media reports, dated from 2002 until 2006, that contain calls for a national education system under Commonwealth control or closely related reforms;

Table 4B-1 in Appendix 4B, titled Proposals to Transfer the Health Function, or Part Thereof, from the States and Territories to the Commonwealth, provides extracts of over 190 media reports, dated from 1996 to 2006, that describe support for a national health system under Commonwealth control or closely related reforms;

Table 4D-1 in Appendix 4D, titled Proposals to Transfer Law, Order and Safety Functions from the States and Territories to the Commonwealth, provides extracts of over 80 media reports dated from 1984 to 2006 that describe support for national approaches to at least some element of law, order and safety, including proposals for national laws, a national court system, a national legal profession, national policing efforts, and an Australia-wide approach to domestic national security.

Table 4E-1 in Appendix 4E, titled Proposals to Transfer Multiple Functions from the States and Territories to the Commonwealth, provides extracts of over 100 media reports, dated from 1994 to 2006, that describe support for national control of multiple government functions, including proposals to transfer functions from State and Territory governments to the Commonwealth government, and calls for national approaches in functional areas besides the areas of education, health, and law, order and safety that are addressed in Appendices 4A, 4B and 4D.

ABC Fora
Should State Governments Be Abolished?, 27 May 2009

ABC Unleashed
2020 Unleashed - Get rid of the states, 16 April 2008
Abolish State Governments, 28 May 2009

ABC reports
Push on to abolish state governments, ABC News, 10 July 2003
Two-tier govt preferred in Qld, NSW: study, ABC News, 29 April 2006
Federalism failing Australia: Costello, ABC news, 2 July 2006
Costello renews call for ports handover, ABC news, 2 July 2006
Treasurer backs Commonwealth control of tax, ABC news, 2 July 2006
Federalism failing Australia: Costello, AM radio program, 3 July 2006
Downer backs push to take powers from states, ABC news, 3 July 2006
Costello steps up federalism push, ABC news, 4 July 2006
Cook's O'Brien wants state dismembered, ABC News, 8 August 2007
Country areas better off without states: Windsor, ABC News, 23 August 2007
Councils see benefit in no state government, ABC North Coast (NSW) News, 17 April 2008
Abolish states to avoid duplication: Fitzgibbon, ABC news, 4 July 2008
Abbott wants to overrule states in Constitution overhaul, ABC news, 10 July 2008
Scrap the state: NSW councils, ABC News, 28 October 2008
Global downturn 'spells end of state govts', ABC News, 11 May 2009
Abolish the states?, Australia Talks with Paul Barclay, 30 June 2009
Abolish states, says former NT chief minister, ABC news, 1 July 2009


Blogocracy, by Tim Dunlop
The states are dead, 14 November 2006

The LaborTribune on Republicanism - see especially:

A democratic constitution should ... abolish the states and introduce strong regional-local government.

Discussion paper by Bruce Atkinson, Deputy President of the Victorian Legislative Council and State Member for Victoria's Eastern Metropolitan Region
Is it time to abolish state governments?, January 2008


GetUp Campaign Ideas Forum
Get rid of states governments and give more power to local government



Recent newspaper articles
Some proposals for reforming government in Australia, by Bob Gould, Ozleft, 4 August 1999
Ending great divide, by Vernon Graham, The Land, 24 February 2005
Australia doesn't need states: Howard, by Tim Colebatch, The Age, 25 March 2005
State governments may become a thing of the past, by Tony Wright, The Bulletin, 8 June 2005
Australia without its states, Gippsland Times, 7 July 2005
'Crazy' state system costing us billions, by William Birnbauer, The Age, 6 August 2006
'No need' for the states, by Jonathan Pearlman, Sydney Morning Herald, 9 March 2007
Let's just dump the states: Natoli, Sunshine Coast Daily, 28 May 2007
Defend indigenous land rights, fight for a democratic republic, by Marcus Strom, Labor Tribune, 8 July 2007
Abolishing state govs would save $30bn, by Paul Kerin, The Australian, 28 August 2007
MPs' brainstorm creates whirlpool of ideas, by Michelle Grattan and Misha Schubert, The Age, 19 September 2007
Nationals candidate Hajnal Ban rejects State politics, by Steven Wardill, Courier-Mail, 4 February 2008
The next big thing is a Statectomy, by David Dale, Sun Herald, 17 February 2008
Nation tired of confrontation, says Hawke, by Paul Kelly, The Australian, 5 March 2008
Fletcher to speak at Rudd’s 2020 summit, by Lynton Grace, Dubbo Daily Liberal, 2 April 2008
Call for states to be abolished, The Age, 19 April 2008
The big idea at the 2020 Summit, Sydney Morning Herald, 21 April 2008
Mary's radical 2020 vision ends in tiers, by Letea Cavander, Bundaberg News Mail, 22 April 2008
Local delivery, by Lindsay Tanner, The Australian, 10 June 2008
NSW coalition to get rid of federation 'relics', by Imre Salusinszky, The Australian, 13 June 2008
Voters want Rudd to sort out states, by Mike Steketee, The Australian, 3 July 2008
Abolish state governments: Defence Minister Joel Fitzgibbon, The Australian, 3 July 2008
Fitzgibbon after Federation: abolish the states, by David McLennan, Canberra Times, 4 July 2008
Call to abolish costly states, says Defence Minister, Herald Sun, 4 July 2008
A classic cop-out, by Mike Steketee, The Australian, 4 July 2008
Call to end state governments, by Dennis Atkins, Courier-Mail, 11 July 2008
Ain't broke, but it needs fixing, by AJ Brown, The Australian, 26 July 2008
Former premier Bob Carr's plan for state governments, by Linda Silmalis, Sunday Telegraph, 3 August 2008
Replacing Federation is An Urgent Matter, by Klaas Woldring, The Epoch Times, 5 September 2008
Abolish state governments, says Michael Costa, by Simon Benson, Daily Telegraph, 13 September 2008
Abolish state governments, says Costa, Daily Telegraph, 13 September 2008
Abolish state governments, says ousted treasurer, by Alex Tibbitts, Sydney Morning Herald, 13 September 2008
Michael Costa calls for state governments to be abolished, by Simon Benson, Courier-Mail, 13 September 2008
No accounting for states, by Mike Steketee, The Australian, 13 September 2008
Throw Off the Yoke of State Governments, by David Fletcher, Wagga Wagga Guide, 16 September 2008
Abolish state tier: Council push to shrink government, by Jacqui Jones, Newcastle Herald, 1 October 2008
Abolish state rule, says Joyce, Courier-Mail, 17 November 2008
Abolish state governments, says Barnaby Joyce, Courier-Mail, 17 November 2008
SOS: Abolish State Governments, by David Fletcher, Wagga Wagga Guide, 1 December 2008
Feds must take over Murray: GetUp, The Independent Weekly, 8 April 2009
Spill no tears for the middle tier, by Barnaby Joyce, Sydney Morning Herald, 25 May 2009
Queensland voters want to axe state MPs, by Steven Wardill, Courier-Mail, 24 June 2009
Minister wants to abolish state governments, The Australian, 01 July 2009
Come join us, please, by David Dale, Sun Herald, 26 July 2009
Billions 'wasted' in health system: report, by Siobhain Ryan, The Australian, 27 July 2009
Health reform needs a federal fix first, by George Williams, Sydney Morning Herald, 28 July 2009
Former mayor says state govts not needed, by Peter Gardiner and Bill Hoffman, Sunshine Coast Daily, 1 September 2009
Is it time to ditch the states?, by Merran Hitchick, The Land, 13 September 2009 (online - was in print edition on 10 September 2009)
Reducing red tape key to reform, by Lindsay Tanner, Sydney Morning Herald, 30 November 2009 (see also in the Age and the Brisbane Times)
At least one state deserves to be abolished, by David Penberthy, The Australian (not available online but see this article at the Punch website), 13 February 2010
Kevin Rudd to cut away the dead tissue of our ailing health care system, by Sue Dunlevy, Daily Telegraph, 2 March 2010
PM sidelines states on healthcare, by Sue Dunlevy, Courier-Mail, 2 March 2010
Is it time to abolish state governments?, by Michael Lund, Courier-Mail, 5 March 2010
Health could prove terminal for the states, by Mike Steketee, The Australian, 6 March 2010
Former health chief backs takeover, by Peter Caton, Tweed Daily News (see same article in the Northern Star), 6 March 2010, includes: "We should abolish states altogether"
Shift the state of play, by Paul Williams, Courier-Mail, 9 March 2010 (not available online)
Ron Clarke Wants States Abolished, by Melinda Marshall, The Gold Coast Bulletin, 5 April 2010
Rising support to abolish state governments, by Mike Steketee, The Australian, 10 April 2010
Government should be on the level, by Mike Steketee, The Australian, 10 April 2010
Political sacred cows turned out to pasture, by Michael Stuchbury, The Australian, 10 April 2010
Independent to run for Richmond to abolish states, Tweed Daily News, 10 April 2010
We need a system to save us from state stuff-ups, The Australian, 12 April 2010
Do we still need state govts?, by Bernard Keane, Crikey, 19 April 2010
How voters feel about state governments: it’s not healthy respect, by Bernard Keane, Crikey, 20 April 2010
Bob Hawke and John Howard question why states exist, Herald Sun, 22 April 2010
Bob Hawke and John Howard debate our future, The Australian, 22 April 2010
Border escape for criminal, Tweed Daily News, 22 April 2010
Abolish the states say independents, Tweed Shire Echo, 22 July 2010
Hung parliament a chance to overhaul whole system, by Peter Beattie, The Australian, 11 September 2010


Letters to newspapers available online
Answer to tax stoush is to abolish state governments, by Robert S. Buick, Sydney Morning Herald, 25 March 2005
Extra Level Of Government Means We're Tripping Over Ourselves, by Peter Arthur, Sydney Morning Herald, 15 February 2008
States rule, and the country as a whole misses out, by David Catchlove, Sydney Morning Herald, 29 December 2008
pare us another 100 years of parochial politics, by various writers, Sydney Morning Herald, 27 May 2009

Searches on the FACTIVA media report database provide strong evidence that the numbers of media articles discussing the abolition of State governments or closely related reform ideas has significantly increased in recent years.

Online Opinion articles (besides those linked to near the bottom of the main Government Structure Reform page)
National Development and the Constitution, by Lance Endersbee - posted Thursday, 15 July 1999
The Economic Consequences of the Constitutions and of the GST, by Lance Endersbee - posted Wednesday, 15 March 2000
Why Australia's states are doomed, by Gavin Putland - posted Saturday, 30 June 2001
Abolishing the states - the benefits ignored, by John August - posted Tuesday, 30 August 2005
Would Kevin Rudd deliver two-tier government?, by Klaas Woldring - posted Thursday, 4 January 2007
Australia’s federal structure is no longer appropriate, by John August and Klaas Woldring - posted Tuesday, 1 May 2007
Burgeoning crisis of federalism, by Marcus Strom, posted 18 July 2007
Canning federalism - the Liberals' legacy?, by Klaas Woldring - posted Monday, 3 September 2007
Cost-shifting, blame-shifting and profligacy, by Paul Kerin - posted Thursday, 6 September 2007
Early moves towards replacing federation?, by Klaas Woldring - posted 23 March 2010

Larvatus Prodeo
Do state governments still matter?, 2 March 2009

Petition to Abolish State Government in Australia
And another petition to Abolish State Governments

Numerous past and present Commonwealth, State and Territory parliamentarians have publicly supported the abolition of State governments or similar reforms.   Current Commonwealth parliamentarians who have openly supported such reforms are described here.  This website will soon display similar lists for former Commonwealth parliamentarians and State, Territory and local politicians past and present, in addition to this website's local government page.

Historical newspaper reports - newspaper articles dated 1954 and earlier (obtained from the national libraries of Australia and New Zealand and Google newspapers):

To Correspondents (compilation of many news reports), The Argus (Melbourne), 23 November 1880, Pages 4-5, includes, on page 5:
The economic section of the Social Science Congress met yesterday when the Hon. T. Loader delivered the presidential address. There were indications, he said, of an approaching general confederation of the seven colonies of Australia. Many questions of uniformity of practice might, however, be resolved upon without waiting for a federal union. The Quixotic dispute over the border duties was one small instance of this, and the best way to end this dispute was, he contended, by abolishing the boundary, and uniting Victoria and New South Wales into one large state, with only one Parliament, one Government, and one Supreme Court. He thought also that there should be a uniformity of gauge on the several railway systems, so that the capitals of Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, and Perth might be connected by railway.

The Union of the Railway Systems of New South Wales and Victoria: Celebration at Albury, The Argus (Melbourne), 15 June 1883, Page 6, includes:
Sir JOHN ROBERTSON ... observed that Victoria separated from New South Wales when she was herself rich and the parent colony poor. New South Wales, however, cherished no ill-will towards Victoria, but would gladly receive her daughter back again with open arms, and would let bygones be bygones. ...
I [Sir JAMES SERVICE, Premier of Victoria] have given notice to the Premier of New South Wales of the intention of my Government to take the first opportunity of pressing the unification of Australia on New South Welshmen and Victorians. And now, gentlemen, I am going to address you in a new capacity. I wish to tell you that I verily hope to see the grand Dominion Parliament established in my lifetime ...


The Premier at Tamworth. His Scheme of Federation. A Sketch of a "Unified" Australia, Broken Hill Miner, 22 May 1894, Page 2
New South Wales and Victoria: Sir George Dibbs's Proposed Scheme of Unification, Sydney Morning Herald, 28 May 1894, Page 5
The Federation Question. Sir George Dibbs's Scheme. One Government and One Parliament., The Brisbane Courier, 28 May 1894, Page 5
Pedlar's Pack, Barrier Miner (Broken Hill), 28 May 1894, Page 2, includes:
Sir G. R. Dibbs' [unification] scheme is merely an adaptation of that of his political father, Sir John Robertson, who always held that we should go back to the days before separation when all Australia was one colony, and there was only one central Government in Sydney.
Sir George Dibbs on Federation: The Colonies to Form One Union, the West Australian, 4 June 1894, Page 3
The Unification Scheme: Dibbs Opens Negotiations with Victoria, Barrier Minier (Broken Hill), 15 June 1894, Page 1
Unification of New South Wales and Victoria, South Australian Register (Adelaide), 30 June 1894, Page 5
The Unification of Australia: the Country Press on Sir George Dibbs's Proposal, Sydney Morning Herald, Thursday 21 June 1894, Page 3

A Federal or a Unitarian Commonwealth?  The Latter to be Desired, by T. J. J. Bakhap, Launceston Examiner, 3 February 1897, Page 7

Address by Mr. Lyne, the Queenslander (Brisbane), 3 June 1899, Page 1007
The Attitude of Mr. Lyne, M.L.A., An Opponent of the Bill, Unification Preferable to Faulty Federation, Sydney Morning Herald, 31 May 1899, Page 8

The Cost of Government, the Register (Adelaide), 17 February 1902, Page 6
Australian Parliaments: Suggested Change, Kalgoorlie Western Argus, 18 February 1902, Page 34
Altered States, Western Mail (Perth), 1 March 1902, Page 32
Reform, Meetings in the Suburbs, The Argus (Melbourne), Thursday 3 July 1902, Page 7, see especially:
At a meeting of the Tennyson Farmers' Association, held at Tennyson-hall on June 28, for the purpose of discussing the reform question, it was moved by Mr. T. Watson and seconded by Mr. T. O'Brien, and carried unanimously:- "That, in the opinion of the association, the time had now arrived when we should have unification of Australian interests and abolition of state Parliaments, as we think one Parliament with the assistance of the municipal councils, quite sufficient to legislate for Austnlia. We also favour the increasing of the number of federal members to twice as many as we have got at the present time. We would then have a member for every 14,000 approximate; also the leasing of   railways and the abolition of the free-pass system, together with the consolidating of the national debt of Australia."

Political Labour League: The Annual Conference, Sydney Morning Herald, Friday 2 January 1903, Page 6, see especially:
The principal proposals on   the agenda paper are as follows -Trades Union Act amendment ..., national system of water conservation and irrigation, ... abolition of State Parliaments in favour of liberal federal representation and comprehensive local government, ...
The Unemployed: Deputation to Sir Edmund Barton, Some Wholesome Advice. Abolition Of State Parliaments, The Argus (Melbourne), Friday 27 March 1903, Page 6

Unification v. Federation, Adelaide Advertiser, 2 May 1904, Page 9
Abolition of State Parliaments, Adelaide Advertiser, Tuesday 10 May 1904, Page 9
Albury, Sydney Morning Herald, 7 July 1904, Page 6, includes: "Mr.H. F. Ogilvie, selected Liberal and Reform candidate for Albury ... favoured the abolition of the State Parliament ..."

Australian Unification, Barrier Miner (Broken Hill), 11 March 1905, Page 4
Mr. Austin Chapman, Sydney Morning Herald, Monday 15 March 1905, Page 7, includes: "He advocated the abolition of State Governors and State Government Houses, and he also aimed at one Parliament for Australia."

Overgoverned Australia, Barrier Miner (Broken Hill), 14 April 1905, Page 2
Are we Overgoverned?, the Examiner (Launceston), 1 May 1905, Page 4
The High Commissioner, Barrier Miner (Broken Hill), 5 May 1905, Page 2, includes:
All patriotic Australians look forward to the time when there shall be little if anything either spoken or thought or New South Wales or Victoria or Queensland or South Australia, when the very existence of the States as such shall be for- gotten in the recognition of the great fact of the Commonwealth. And because, as Senator Mathe- son appreciates, the presence of a High Commissioner for Aus- tralia in London will promote the recognition of Australian unity, and even make for Australian unification, patriotic Australians are anxious for the early creation and filling of the office. For the same reasons State officialdom would delay the appointment for just as long as it is able.

Is Unification Coming?, Adelaide Advertiser, Thursday 19 July 1906, Page 6
Cowper, Sydney Morning Herald, Monday 26 November 1906, page 8, see address by Mr Eugene F. Rudder in Kempsey

Is Australia Overgoverned? Public Meeting in Victoria, Abolition Of State Parliaments Urged, Adelaide Advertiser, Wednesday 24 July 1907, Page 7
The Cost of Government, by George Prout, Adelaide Advertiser, Thursday 22 August 1907, Page 6
Anti Humbug League: A Unification Movement, Barrier Miner (Broken Hill), 2 September 1907, Page 2
To Abolish State Parliaments: Southern Cross Wants Referendum, Sydney Morning Herald, 13 September 1907, Page 7
State Parliaments, Barrier Miner (Broken Hill), 18 October 1907, Page 5

Unification – One Parliament for all Australia, Northern Territory Times and Gazette, Friday 24 April 1908, Page 3
Movement for Unification, the Mercury (Hobart), 16 May 1908, Page 5
The Cost of Government, by "Female Elector", Adelaide Advertiser, Thursday 21 May 1908, Page 9
Unification: the Devenport Meeting, the Examiner (Launceston), 8 June 1908, Page 7

Unification, the Examiner (Launceston), 15 June 1908, Page 7
Unification Movement Meeting at Ulverstone, the Examiner (Launceston), 13 July 1908, Page 6
Unification, Sydney Morning Herald, Friday 4 September 1908, Page 9
Unification: Petition for a Referendum, The Mercury (Hobart), Saturday 26 September 1908, page 5
The Unification of Australia, by R. A. Hobbes, Northern Territory Times and Gazette, Friday 9 October 1908, Page 2
Unification, The Argus (Melbourne), Saturday 17 October 1908, Page 21
Unification, Barrier Miner (Broken Hill), 21 October 1908, Page 1, includes: "The committee estimates a saving for Australia by unification of £6,000,000 per year. "

Unification: Mr. J. C. Watson's Views, Sydney Morning Herald, Tuesday 23 February 1909, Page 7
Unification for Australia, Adelaide Advertiser, Monday 8 March 1909, Page 12
Movement for Unification, Sydney Morning Herald, 2 June 1909, Page 8
Unification, The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times (Tasmania), Thursday 3 June 1909, Page 4
Young Australia National Party, Adelaide Advertiser, 17 June 1909, Page 5
Young Australia Party, Adelaide Advertiser, 1 July 1909, Page 9

Young Australia Party, Adelaide Advertiser, 15 July 1909, Page 9
Young Australia Party, Adelaide Advertiser, 29 July 1909, Page 10
Unification of Australia: Dr Creed's Views, Sydney Morning Herald, Friday 13 August 1909, Page 7
Young Australia Party, Adelaide Advertiser, 21 September 1909, Page 8
What Australia Needs, Wanganui Herald, New Zealand, 30 October 1909, Page 4
State Parliaments and Governors: Their Abolition Proposed, Adelaide Advertiser, Thursday 11 November 1909, Page 10
Young Australia Party, Adelaide Advertiser, 23 November 1909, Page 9

Young Australia National Party, Adelaide Advertiser, 22 December 1909, Page 6

Federal Politics: A Unification Candidate, Sydney Morning Herald, 8 January 1910, Page 8
Unification: Political Labour League, Motion Discussed, Brisbane Courier, 29 January 1910, Page 4
The Labour Party and Unification, the West Australian, 29 January 1910, Page 11
Political Labor League: Abolition of State Parliaments, Railway Travelling Question, Adelaide Advertiser, Monday 31 January 1910, Page 8
Government of the Commonwealth, Colonist (New Zealand), 31 January 1910, Page 3
Unification of Australia, Evening Post (New Zealand), 31 January 1910, Page 7
Young Australia National Party, Adelaide Advertiser, 3 March 1910, Page 10
More Labor Unificationists, Sunday Times (Perth), 27 March 1910, Page 13 (also stated as "Second Section, Page 5")
Unification, the Advertiser (Adelaide), 2 April 1910, Page 20
Unification: Australia the "Joke of the World." How to Save Eight Millions a Year, Sydney Morning Herald, Monday 30 May 1910, Page 4
"Abolish State Governments": A Federal Bill, Adelaide Advertiser, Thursday 14 July 1910, Page 9
Unification: Motion in Federal Parliament, Sydney Morning Herald,14 July 1910, Page 9
Abolish State Government, Commonwealth Provinces, Grey River Argus (New Zealand), 14 July 1910, Page 6
Abolition of State Governments, Ashburton Guardian (New Zealand), 14 July 1910, Page 1
The Labor Party and Unification, Adelaide Advertiser, 15 July 1910, Page 6

Abolition of State Parliaments, the Register (Adelaide), 18 July 1910, Page 3
Social Democratic Party, Adelaide Advertiser, Wednesday 3 August 1910, Page 13, see especially:
The fighting general platform includes the abolition of State Parliaments and Legislative Councils; abolition of the offices of Governors in Australia; one Parliament of 150 members in the Commonwealth, and as the population increases at every six years so shall the representation increase ...
Abolishing States: Mr Bamford's Bill, the Advertiser (Adelaide), 14 September 1910, Page 12
Unification: Mr Bamford's Bill, Sydney Morning Herald,14 September 1910, Page 9
Unification: Mr Bamford's Bill, Sixteen Provinces Proposed, Brisbane Courier, 14 September 1910, Page 5
Unification of Australia: Mr Bamford's Measure, Abolition of State Parliaments, West Australian, 14 September 1910, Page 7
Unification Bill: Proposed Reconstruction Of Commonwealth, The Mercury (Hobart), Wednesday 14 September 1910, Page 5
Unificationists at Work, Brisbane Courier, 16 September 1910, Page 4

Unification, Mr Griffith's Declaration, One Parliament Only, Sydney Morning Herald, 18 March 1911, Page 15
The Referenda, the Advertiser (Adelaide), 29 March 1911, Page 12, includes the following from James Jefferis:
More than 39 years ago, in a lecture on the "Federation of Australia," delivered in the Adelaide Town Hall, with the Governor, Sir W. F. D. Jervois, in the chair, and several Premiers and ex-Premiers on the platform, I ventured to define the respective func- tions of Federal and State Governments. At that time Sir Henry Parkes had de- clared himself in favor of legislative union as against Federal union. He advocated the abolishment of all our State Parlia- ments, and the creation of a single Par- liament for au Australia. Instead of State Parliaments we were to have--I use his own words--"a more competent order of municipalities, with powers for dealing with local improvements."
State Parliaments, Evening Post (New Zealand), 20 April 1911, Page 7
Unification: Young Australia National Party, The Argus (Melbourne), Friday 6 October 1911, Page 9
Unification Proposal, the Examiner (Launceston), 6 October 1911, Page 8
Young Australia Party, the Mercury (Hobart), 6 October 1911, Page 3

For Unification, Sydney Morning Herald, 10 October 1911, Page 10

Labour Conference: Startling Proposals, Six Hours a Day, Abolition of State Parliaments, No Imperial Titles, Sydney Morning Herald, Thursday 4 January 1912, Page 9
Federal Affairs, Alice Springs as Capital, the Advertiser (Adelaide), 12 July 1912, Page 10
"One Parliament.", the Young Australia Party's Policy, the Advertiser (Adelaide), 4 November 1912, Page 10
Unification, Federal Referenda Proposals, Mr. Hughes Moves the Second Reading, Strong Reply by Mr. Deakin, Brisbane Courier, 20 November 1912, Page 10
Unification: Mr Bamford Supports it, Cairns Post, 13 December 1912, Page 8

Unification Again, the "Young Australia" Party, Barrier Miner (Broken Hill), 5 April 1913, Page 8
Federal Elections: Labour and Unification, Sydney Morning Herald, 12 April 1913, Page 22

Labour Party and Farmers, the Advertiser (Adelaide), 2 June 1914, Page 5, includes "State Legislatures should be abolished altogether and more power given to the Federal Parliament, and in order to have local matters attended to greater powers conferred on district councils"

Local Government Engineers' Conference: Mr. Griffith on Unification, Sydney Morniong Herald, 11 May 1915, Page 7
Possible Unification: State Parliaments May Go When the War is Over, Barrier Miner (Broken Hill), 5 November 1915, Page 2

Labor Favors Unification, Adelaide Advertiser, Wednesday 6 September 1916, Page 6
Abolition of State Parliaments, Adelaide Advertiser, Monday 11 September 1916, Page 9
Labour Party for Unification, Cairns Post, 20 September 1916, Page 4
One Parliament, Adelaide Advertiser, 15 November 1916, Page 10
Party System and National Government, the Advertiser (Adelaide), 29 November 1916, Page 8

Local Government: the Coming Elections, Sydney Morning Herald, 19 April 1917, Page 8, see under sub-heading 'The Superfluous State Parliament'
A Plea for Unification, Cairns Post, 10 October 1917, Page 3

Labour Conference ... Unification a Plank, The Mercury (Hobart), Friday 21 June 1918, Page 4
Unification Movement, Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton), 25 July 1918, Page 6
Relief for the Taxpayer: Movement in Sydney, Adelaide Advertiser, Friday 30 August 1918, Page 7

Unification: A Labor Referendum, the Advertiser (Adelaide), 5 March 1919, Page 8
Labour Conference, The Unification Question, Electoral Proposals, Sydney Morning Herald, 20 June 1919, Page 10
Unification Proposals, the Advertiser (Adelaide), 20 June 1919, Page 6

Federal Elections, The Caucus Policy, Manifesto Issued, Unification Proposal, Brisbane Courier, 5 November 1919, Page 5
The Federal Elections, Labour Party's Manifesto, Brimful of Promises, Proposal to Cut the Painter, Unification, Abolition of Military Training, the Mercury (Hobart), 5 November 1919, Page 5
Federal Elections, Labour Party's Policy, Speech by Mr. Tudor, Unification Proposals, State Parliaments to be Abolished, the West Australian, 6 November 1919, Page 7
Unification, How Labor Seeks it, Constitutional Changes Proposed, the Argus (Melbourne), 28 November 1919, Page 6
Unification, How Labour Seeks it, Constitutional Changes Proposed, the Mercury (Hobart), 6 December 1919, Page 9

Unification, Labour Proposals, Abolishing the States, Sydney Morning Herald, Friday 23 April 1920, Page 7
The Constitution, Labour Policy, to Abolish the States, and Create New Provinces, Sydney Morning Herald, 21 May 1920, Page 6
Federal Constitution, Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer, 21 May 1920, Page 2
Abolition of State Parliaments, Northern Territory Times and Gazette, 29 June 1920, Page 2
Abolish State Parliaments: Why Not?, the Examiner (Launceston), 26 August 1920, Page 6
National Security, Concentration of Power, Abolish State Parliaments, the Examiner (Launceston), 3 November 1920, Page 4

Abolition of State Parliaments, the Mercury (Hobart), 3 November 1920, Page 6
State Parliament, Abolition Of State Houses, Proposed By Mr. Bagnall, Barrier Miner (Broken Hill), 3 November 1920, Page 1

Shires Conference, Abolition of State Parliaments, Referendum Urged, Sydney Morning Herald, 3 June 1921, Page 7
Abolition of State Parliaments, the Argus (Melbourne), 3 June 1921, Page 4
State Parliaments: Shire Council Conference Advocates their Abolition, Barrier Miner (Broken Hill), 3 June 1921, Page 1

Mr. Catts' Party, Abolishing State Parliaments, the Advertiser (Adelaide), 28 April 1922, Page 10
Too Many Parliaments: More Power and County Councils Urged, Western Argus (Kalgoorlie), 19 September 1922, Page 20
"Too Much Government.", the Advertiser (Adelaide), 30 November 1922, Page 13

Abolish the Lot, Brisbane Courier, 1 November 1923, Page 17, begins: "Sir,--Is it not time that some determined effort was made to abolish the State Parliaments and have one Parliament for Australia?"

Too Many Parliaments: A State Minister's View, the Advertiser (Adelaide), 10 January 1924, Page 12
One Parliament - One Governor, Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer, 5 February 1924, Page 3
Minister's Chance Remark Gets Much Endorsement, Barrier Miner (Broken Hill), 1 May 1924, Page 3, brief article in full:
Mr. Austin Chapman, Minister for Trade and Customs, has received considerable public endorsement of his chance remark recently that Australia should have one Parliament and one Governor.
One Parliament for Australia: Mr Chapman's Suggestion, Sydney Morning Herald, 1 May 1924, Page 10
Abolition of State Govts. Favored by Mr. Fitzpatrick, Barrier Miner (Broken Hill), 13 June 1924, Page 1
Too Much Government, Brisbane Courier, 24 September 1924, Page 19

Victorian Politics: Move for Abolition of State Governorship, Barrier Miner (Broken Hill), 17 July 1925, Page 1, short article in full:
The Victorian Legislative Assembly rejected a motion for the abolition of the State Governorship by 29 to 27 votes. 
Cook's River - Bridge Opened - Speech by Ministers, Sydney Morning Herald, 2 November 1925, Page 6, see sixth paragraph

Mr. Lang in Favour of Unification: Would Abolish All State Parliaments, Barrier Miner (Broken Hill), 5 February 1926, Page 4

Mr. Lang in Favour of Unification: Would Abolish All State Parliaments, Barrier Miner (Broken Hill), 6 February 1926, Page 8
Unification: A New South Wales Movement, Adelaide Advertiser, 13 February 1926, Page 17
Mr Lang's Extremity: In Favour of Abolishing Himself, Brisbane Courier, 5 March 1926, Page 7
Mr. Lang Unificationist, West Australian, 5 March 1926, Page 11
Abolition of N.S.W. State Parliament, Western Argus (Kalgoorlie), 9 March 1926, Page 22
Cost of Government, the Advertiser (Adelaide), 20 April 1926, Page 6
Too Much Government, the Advertiser (Adelaide), 21 August 1926, Page 18
Financial Difficulties: South Australia and Unification, The Argus (Melbourne), Wednesday 27 January 1926, Page 21

The A.N.A. Conference in Sydney: One Parliament for Australia, the Advertiser (Adelaide), 7 March 1927, Page 14
State Parliaments, Suggested Abolition, Farmers' Advocacy, Sydney Morning Herald, 5 August 1927, Page 11
The Constitution: Mr. Piddington Advocates Convention, Opposes Federal Form of Government, Sydney Morning Herald, 9 August 1927, Page 10
Unification: Labour and Industrial Powers, Mr. Piddington's Views, Sydney Morning Herald, 5 October 1927, Page 16


Labour Favours Unification, the Advertiser (Adelaide), 10 January 1928, Page 12

Too Much Government, the Advertiser (Adelaide), 19 May 1928, Page 21
Parliament and the Purse, the Advertiser (Adelaide), 6 September 1928, Page 15

Abolish State Parliaments, the Brisbane Courier, 15 April 1929, Page 3
Case for Unification, Register News-Pictorial (Adelaide), 4 May 1929, Page 7

Governing Australia: Costly and Cumbersone, Evening Post (Wellington, New Zealand), 1 June 1929, Page 17
Too Much Government, the Advertiser (Adelaide), 7 June 1929, Page 30
Labor Women, The Annual Conference, "Too Many Politicians", the Advertiser (Adelaide), 26 July 1929, Page 23
Fewer Politicians - More Unemployed - Labor Woman's Views, Register News-Pictorial (Adelaide), 26 July 1929, Page 3
Unification No Bogey: Mr. Abbott's Strong Plea for More Effective Federation, Canberra Times, Monday 5 August 1929, Page 1
No State Parliaments?, the Barrier Miner (Broken Hill), 8 August 1929, Page 2
Abolish State Parliaments, the Advertiser (Adelaide), 17 August 1929, Page 21

Uniform Divorce Laws, Sydney Morning Herald, 23 August 1929, Page 15
Unification: Referendum Mooted, Labour Policy, Sydney Morning Herald, 12 November 1929, Page 11
Abolition of State Parliaments, the Advertiser (Adelaide), 16 November 1929, Page 22
Industrial Powers, Referendum Suggested, Abolition of State Parliaments, The Argus (Melbourne), Thursday 28 November 1929, Page 7
State Parliaments - Noisy Moments - Discussion of Estimates, Sydney Morning Herald, 20 December 1929, Page 7, see reports on Mr Mutch in the sixth paragraph

Unification Sought, Federal Labour Move, Refernendum This Year, Brisbane Courier, 10 January 1930, Page 13

Rank and File Demand, Brisbane Courier, 10 January 1930, Page 13
Labour Leagues, Demand Abolition, A.W.U. Non-Commital, Sydney Morning Herald, 10 January 1930, Page 13
Unification Move, Referendum This Year Probable, Minister's Hint, the Register News-Pictorial (Adelaide), 10 January 1930, Page 2
State Parliaments: Abolition Proposal, the Advertiser (Adelaide), 10 January 1930, Page 19

To Abolish State Parliaments: Referendum to be Taken, Northern Standard (Darwin), 10 January 1930, Page 5
Probable Referendum, Power to Abolish State Parliaments, Give Full Federal Control, Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton), 10 January 1930, Page 9
The Destruction of Federation, the Advertiser (Adelaide), 11 January 1930, Page 18
Federal Cabinet - Melbourne Meetings - Proposed Referendum, Sydney Morning Herald, 13 January 1930, Page 5
Abolition of States: Labour Party's Objective, Examiner (Launceston), 13 January 1930, Page 7
Abolition of State Parliaments, Northern Territory Times, Tuesday 14 January 1930, Page 4
Unification: Referendum Likely, the Queenslander, 16 January 1930, Page 46
Federal Labour Aim: To Abolish State Governments, Longreach Leader, 17 January 1930, Page 11
Abolition of State Parliaments - Full Powers for Commonwealth, Sydney Morning Herald, 25 January 1930, Page 9
Federal Powers, Referendum This Year, Mr. Brennan's Suggestion, One Voice For Commonwealth, The Argus (Melbourne), Monday 27 January 1930, Page 7
Debate on Unification, Sydney Morning Herald, 29 January 1930, Page 7
State Parliaments: Sydney Meeting Favours Abolition, Barrier Miner, 29 January 1930, Page 1
Labour Party - Metropolitan Conference Items, Sydney Morning Herald, 4 February 1930
Constitutional Reform, Abolishing State Parliaments, Provincial Councils Advocated, The Argus (Melbourne), Thursday 6 February 1930, Page 4
Unification: Address by Mr. Makin, the Advertiser (Adelaide), Saturday 15 February 1930, Page 8
State Parliaments: Abolition Urged, the Mercury (Hobart), 17 March 1930, Page 6
Australia "Overgoverned": Abolition of State Parliaments Urged, The Argus (Melbourne), Tuesday 18 March 1930, Page 13
States' Powers for Commonwealth: N.S.W. Labour Urges Complete Unification, Total Preference, the Register News-Pictorial (Adelaide), 18 March 1930, Page 2
Abolishing Parliaments: Chamber of Commerce Request, Western Argus (Kalgoorlie), 18 March 1930, Page 21
Labour Conference, Proposed Appointment of Job Committees, To Secure Control of Industry, Unification, with Abolition of State Parliaments, Sydney Morning Herald, 22 April 1930, Page 11
One Parliament: A.L.P. Wants State Houses Abolished, the Advertiser (Adelaide), 22 April 1930, Page 8

Australia Party's First Convention: May Discuss Unification of Commonwealth, the Register News-Pictorial (Adelaide), 22 April 1930, Page 3
Unification: Sydney A.L.P. Support, Cairns Post, 23 April 1930, Page 5
Australian Party - Conference Ends, Sydney Morning Herald, 28 April 1930, Page 7
Another Political Party, Sydney Morning Herald, 30 April 1930, Page 7
Australian Citizens' Association, Sydney Morning Herald, 30 April 1930, Page 9, see second sentence of first paragraph
Labor Women Want Unification, the Advertiser (Adelaide), 20 May 1930, Page 17
Constititon Referendum: Case for Unification, the Advertiser (Adelaide), 21 May 1930, Page 18
Abolition of State Parliaments, Sydney Morning Herald, 11 September 1930, Page 10
Unification, One Parliament for Australia, Labour Campaign, the Mercury (Hobart), 19 September 1930, Page 6
Unification Advocated: South Australian Labour View, the West Australian, 19 September 1930, Page 14
Support Unification: S.A. Labour Party, Examiner (Launceston), 19 September 1930, Page 7
Labour Conference Decisions, The Argus (Melbourne), Saturday 20 September 1930, Page 19
Unification, Sydney Morning Herald, 23 September 1930, Page 10
Unification of Parliament's: Labour Party's Aim, Western Argus (Kalgoorlie), 23 September 1930, Page 23
Abolish State Governments, Policy of Australian Party, Enunciated by Mr Hughes, Western Argus (Kalgoorlie), 30 September 1930, Page 19
Constitutional Reform, "Abolish State Governments", the Advertiser (Adelaide), 15 October 1930, Page 18
Labour and Taxes, the Mercury (Hobart), 22 October 1930, Page 13
Parlous State Finances: Argument for Unification, the Advertiser (Adelaide), 23 October 1930, Page 12
State Parliaments: Abolition Movement, Sydney Morning Herald, 12 December 1930, Page 12


American Gold - 30,000,000 Pound Loan - A. W. U. Scheme, Sydney Morning Herald, 12 January 1931, Page 6, see conditions precedent in the fourth paragraph
Mr. J. C. Eldridge's Address, Sydney Morning Herald, 22 January 1931, Page 10, includes:

The plain fact facing this country was that the Senate should be abolished. This with the abolition of State Governors and State Parliaments would save millions per annum, at present being squandered in a monstrous manner. Australia was the most over-governed country in the world. The cost of legislation was staggering.
Canberra - Great Future Predicted - Criticism Resented, Sydney Morning Herald, 26 January 1931, Page 5
See last paragraph, under sub-heading 'CANON ROBERTSON'S SERMON'
"Build Up Canberra.", Canberra Times, Monday 26 January 1931, Page 1
Unification, Sydney Morning Herald, 13 March 1931, Page 10
Monaro Movements Join Under Common Pledge, Canberra Times, 24 April 1931, Page 1
Election Candidates (of the All for Australia League), Sydney Morning Herald, 6 May 1931, Page 9
Abolition of States: Referendum Coming, the Canberra Times, 26 May 1931, Page 1
Referendum - Abolition of State Parliaments - Federal Plan, Sydney Morning Herald, 26 May 1931, Page 5
One Parliament for Australia, Mr Forde's Vision, Referendum Hint, Advertiser and Register (Adelaide), 26 May 1931, Page 8
Abolition, State Parliaments, Receiving Federal Consideration, Cairns Post, 6 June 1931, Page 12
One Parliament for Australia: "Economically Desirable", Advertiser and Register (Adelaide), 11 June 1931, Page 12
Unification Too Big for Party Politics, Canberra times, 26 June 1931, Page 5
One Parliament for Australia: Referendum Desired, Advertiser and Register (Adelaide), 26 June 1931, Page 25
National Association Discussion Yesterday on Cost of Government, Barrier Miner (Broken Hill), 27 June 1931, Page 6
One Parliament for Australia: Present System Too Costly, Advertiser and Register (Adelaide), 11 July 1931, Page 18
Unification: Referendum Would be Carried, Canberra Times, 29 August 1931, Page 1
Unification to Save Millions, Dr. Watson's Opinion, Proposed Petition to Parliament, Canberra Times, 18 September 1931, Page 4

Mr. Scullin Wants Unification, Adelaide Advertiser, 2 October 1931, Page 11
Unification: Hint of an Early Referendum, West Australian, 12 October 1931, Page 12
Unification Proposed: Complete Federal Powers, Scullin Ministry's Plan, Preparation for Referendum, The Argus (Melbourne), 13 October 1931, Page 7
Unification: Proposed Referendum, When Will It Be Held?, the Mercury (Hobart), 13 October 1931, Page 6
Greater Powers for Federal Government: Referendum Questions, Barrier Miner (Broken Hill), 13 October 1931, Page 4
Unification: Referenda Suggestions, Government's Intention, Cairns Post, 13 October 1931, Page 5
On Towards Unification, Government to Proceed, Referendum Bills Coming Again, Three Questions For The People, Canberra Times, Wednesday 14 October 1931, Page 1
Unification, Brisbane Courier, 14 October 1931, Page 10
Unification: No Action Before Christmas, Western Argus (Kalgoorlie), 20 October 1931, Page 12

Economical Government: "Abolish State Parliaments",  the Advertiser (Adelaide), 8 February 1932, Page 10
Heading for Unification, The Mercury (Hobart), 25 February 1932, Page 6
Unification, the West Australian, 17 March 1932, Page 16
Federal A.L.P. to Plump for Unification, Canberra Times, 30 April 1932, Page 1
Unification, the West Australian, 3 May 1932, Page 15
Unification, Western Mail (Perth), 5 May 1932, Page 18
Federal Constitution, Amendments Being Considered, "Provincial Councils", the Mercury (Hobart), 6 May 1932, Page 8
Constitution Amendments: Consideration by Ministry, the West Australian, 6 May 1932, Page 18, includes:"all suggestions such as that for a referendum on the question of having one Parliament and provincial councils would be fully considered"
Divorce in Australia: Uniform Law, the Mercury (Hobart), 12 May 1932, Page 13
Abolition of State Parliament, Kempsey, Sydney Morning Herald, 14 July 1932, Page 10
Unification: Popular Plebiscite Wanted, the Advertiser (Adelaide), 14 September 1932, Page 22
Abolition of State Parliaments, Barrier Miner (Broken Hill), 12 October 1932, Page 4

A.L.P Conference, Abolition of State Parliaments, Sydney Morning Herald, 15 February 1933, Page 14
The Conference, Sydney Morning Herald, 15 February 1933, Page 14
Labour Move, 40 Hour Week, Referendum Suggested, Abolish State Parliaments, Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton), 26 April 1933, Page 7
Abolition of State Parliaments, the Advertiser (Adelaide), 31 August 1933, Page 12
Plebiscite, For Abolition of State Parliaments, Conference Asks, Canberra Times, 30 September 1933, Page 3
State Parliaments, Question of Abolition, the Mercury (Hobart), 30 September 1933, Page 9
Local Government Conference Concluded, "One Parliament", Suggested Referendum, Sydney Morning Herald, 30 September 1933, Page 10
Australian Unification, A Referndum Suggested, the West Australian, 30 September 1933, Page 14
State Parliaments, Referendum Wanted, A N.S.W. Request, Cairns Post, 2 October 1933, Page 4
Government too Costly, Unification Advocated, the Advertiser (Adelaide), 13 November 1933, Page 12

The Unification Question, the Western Argus (Kalgoorlie), 20 February 1934, Page 2
State Parliaments: Abolition Advocated, Sydney Morning Herald, 27 February 1934, Page 13
Mr Lang - Campaign Director - for State ALP, Sydney Morning Herald, 7 July 1934, Page 9, see last paragraph

Unification Petition to be Presented, Adelaide Advertiser, 4 May 1935, Page 22
State News in Brief, the Queenslander (Brisbane), 30 May 1935, Page 46, see, within this article:
Simplified Laws and Taxes.—The Lord Mayor of Brisbane (Ald. Jones), speaking at a Real Estate Institute luncheon, said that Australia should have only one land tax, one income tax, one Parliament, and one Governor. Some day the Australian sentiment must prevail, and then no imaginary borderlines would separate the one people with the same ideals and aspirations.
Abolish State Governments, the Courier-Mail, 6 August 1935, Page 5

Adelaide in Another 100 Years, Crown Solicitor's Forecast, State Governments No More, Adelaide Advertiser, 23 June 1936, Page 16
Labor Man Favours Unification, Adelaide Advertiser, 29 July 1936, Page 16
One Parliament, the Courier-Mail, 26 August 1936, Page 25
One Parliament Favoured, the Argus (Melbourne), 8 October 1936, Page 11
Abolish State Parliaments, Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton), 29 October 1936, Page 3
Unification, Sydney Morning Herald, 10 November 1936, Page 12, begins: "An organisation called "The One Parliament League" was formed at a meeting held in the Strathfield Town Hall last night."
Unification League, Sydney Morning Herald, 9 December 1936, Page 23

Parliamentary System: South Africa Recommended As Model, the Mercury (Hobart), 29 January 1937, Page 7
Australia Over-Governed, Courier-Mail, 12 March 1937, Page 12
Unification Suggested, the Argus (Melbourne), Friday 19 March 1937, Page 8
Cost of Government, the Argus (Melbourne), 23 March 1937, Page 8
Unification League, the Argus (Melbourne), 24 March 1937, Page 6
The Reasons Given, Sydney Morning Herald, 23 September 1937, Page 3
Abolish State Parliaments, Courier-Mail, 7 December 1937, Page 19


Unification Imperative for Australia Special Parliamentary Session Next Year, Mr. Menzies Stresses Danger in Division of Powers, All Parties Support Revision Of Constitution, Canberra Times, Wednesday 23 November 1938, Page 1
One People, One Destiny, Canberra Times, Wednesday 23 November 1938, Page 1
Constitutional Review, Support by All Parties, Larger Parliament will be Needed, Canberra Times, 25 November 1938, Page 1
"Abolish the States", Advocates of Unification, Constitutional Reform Wanted, the West Australian, 25 November 1938, Page 18
One Control Urged, the Argus (Melbourne), 16 December 1938, Page 10

One Parliament Advocated, the Argus (Melbourne), 22 February 1939, Page 7
Abolition of State Parliaments, the Advertiser (Adelaide), 28 April 1939, Page 28
State Parliaments: Abolition Desirable, the Advertiser (Adelaide), 5 May 1939, Page 30
State Parliaments: Abolition Desirable, the Advertiser (Adelaide), 18 May 1939, Page 24

One Health Control?, the Argus (Melbourne), 8 July 1939, Page 2. includes: "there should be one Parliament in Australia instead of seven"
Federal Control of all Health Matters: Sir F. Stewart on Need for One Parliament, the Advertiser (Adelaide), 8 July 1939, Page 25
Reform Necessary, Sydney Morning Herald, 26 July 1939, Page 17

Abolish State Parliaments: Federal Minister Wants Constitutional Changes, the Advertiser (Adelaide), 26 July 1939, Page 20
Federal Powers: Minister Urges More, the Argus (Melbourne), 26 July 1939, Page 8
Would Abolish Parliaments in the States, the Examiner (Launceston), 26 July 1939, Page 8

State Houses of Parliament, Abolition Advocated by Minister, "Support of People", the Mercury (Hobart), 26 July 1939, Page 5
No State Parliaments, Time Has Come, Mr. Spender's Belief, Cairns Post, 27 July 1939, Page 9
Unification: National Need, Australia Must Act as One, Minister Makes Appeal, Canberra Times, Monday 14 August 1939, Page 1
Abolish State Parliaments, Says Woman, Barrier Miner (Broken Hill), 19 August 1939, Page 6
One Parliament for Australia, Canberra Times, 7 October 1939, Page 1
State Parliaments "Obsolete": Abolition Urged by N.S.W. Member, the Mercury (Hobart), 13 October 1939, Page 6
Obsolete and Dangerous: Condemns State Parliaments, the Examiner (Launceston), 13 October 1939, Page 7
Unification Advocated, State Parliaments "Dangerous", the West Australian, 13 October 1939, Page 19
State Governments Called Obsolete, the Advertiser (Adelaide), 13 October 1939, Page 22

Unification, Central Control, Support for Abolition of State Parliaments, Canberra Times, 18 October 1939, Page 4
Abolition Proposed, Sydney Morning Herald, 18 October 1939, Page 5
Unification Urged, Sydney Morning Herald, 19 October 1939, Page 5
Future of Local Government - More Power Forecast, Sydney Morning Herald, 25 October 1939, Page 8
Unification, the Argus (Melbourne), 27 October 1939, Page 7

Abolition of State Parliaments, Sydney Morning Herald, 28 October 1939, Page 8, includes:
At a special meeting of the Abolition of State Parliaments League, a council of 12 was formed to work for the "abolishing of State Parliaments and the vesting of more powers in local government bodies, similar to the system of government in London and Glasgow."
Unification: Grafton Supports Proposal, Canberra Times, 10 November 1939, Page 2
State Parliaments: Councils Support Abolition, Canberra Times, 11 November 1939, Page 4
Parliaments in States: Abolition Urged, Sydney Morning Herald, 16 November 1939, Page 10
One Parliament: Referendum Sought, Canberra Times, 17 November 1939
Abolition of State Parliaments - War Emphasises Need - Mr McKellar White's Views, Sydney Morning Herald, 18 November 1939, Page 10
The Call for Constitutional Reform, Canberra Times, 27 November 1939, Page 2
Move to Abolish State Parliaments, Sydney Morning Herald, 29 November 1939, Page 3
Councils Seek Abolition: State Parliaments, the Argus (Melbourne), 12 December 1939, Page 7

Abolition of State Governments, Cairns Post, 6 April 1940, Page 12
State Parliaments, Sydney Morning Herald, 24 August 1940, Page 10
Move to Abolish State Parliaments, the Advertiser (Adelaide), 9 November 1940, Page 13
State Parliaments: "Abolish and Save Money", Canberra Times, 7 December 1940, Page 3
For Unification, the Argus (Melbourne), 27 December 1940, Page 2
Unification, the Argus (Melbourne), 30 December 1940, Page 2


Overlapping in Government, the Argus (Melbourne), 10 January 1941, Page 4
Spread of Unification, the West Australian, 11 March 1941, Page 3
Great Changes in Australia, the Advertiser (Adelaide), 13 March 1941, Page 15

State Parliaments: Abolition Suggested by Sydney Chamber of Commerce, Cairns Post, 30 April 1941, Page 6
Unification Move, the Mercury (Hobart), 30 April 1941, Page 3

Abolition of State Parliaments, Sydney Morning Herald, 7 May 1941, Page 9

New M L A Will Work to Abolish State Parliaments, the Argus (Melbourne), 23 April 1942, Page 6
Abolishing Parliaments, the Argus (Melbourne), 16 May 1942, Page 6
State Revenue Buoyant, The Age, 28 May 1942, Page 6
Abolition of State Parliaments, the Argus (Melbourne), 9 June 1942, Page 2

Opinion Poll, Abolition Favoured, the Mercury (Hobart), 9 June 1942, Page 2
Taxation Laws, The Mercury (Hobart), 9 June 1942, Page 1
Minister's Tilt at State Parliaments, Barrier Miner (Broken Hill), 9 June 1942, Page 3

Gallup Poll, State Governments, Majority Favours Abolition, 10 June 1942, Page 2
Abolish States is Poll's Verdict, the Courier-Mail, 11 June 1942, Page 4
State Parliaments, Not so Popular, Result of Poll, Cairns Post, 17 June 1942, Page 1
Majority Favors Abolishing State Governments, the Advertiser (Adelaide), 18 June 1942, Page 6
Constitution Framer Supports Call for Referendum - Essential Post-War Development, Canberra Times, 18 June 1942, Page 2
End of State Rule Forecast, Sydney Morning Herald, 9 July 1942, Page 6
"One Parliament" Plan Endorsed, Sydney Morning Herald, 1 September 1942, Page 6
Movement to Seek One Parliament, Courier-Mail, 2 September 1942, Page 5
Referendum Sought by Councils, Sydney Morning Herald, 2 October 1942, Page 6
Response to One Parliament Party, Courier-Mail, 9 November 1942, Page 3
60 P.C. Vote Against State Governments, the Courier-Mail, 25 November 1942, Page 4
Opinion Poll, Majorities Favour Abolishing State Governments, the Mercury (Hobart), 25 November 1942, Page 10
Gallup Poll, State Governments Opposed, the West Australian (Perth), 25 November 1942, Page 2
Public Opinion Poll, Big Majorities Favor Abolition Of State Governments, the Advertiser (Adelaide), 26 November 1942, Page 6
Simplification, the Argus (Melbourne), 28 November 1942, Page 7
One Parliament Movement, The Argus (Melbourne), Monday 21 December 1942, Page 3
Women's Interest in OPFA Movement, The Argus (Melbourne), 22 December 1942, Page 5

One Parliament for Australia Movement: New Blood Required for Australian Politics, the Advertiser (Adelaide), 1 January 1943, Page 7
Basic Policy and Aims of One Parliament for Australia Movement, the Advertiser (Adelaide), 1 January 1943, Page 7
Unification Sponsor Not Deterred in S.A., the Mail (Adelaide), 1 January 1943, Page 3
Basic Aims and Policy of One Parliament for Australia Movement, The Mail (Adelaide), 1 January 1943, Page 7
One Parliament Movement, the Advertiser (Adelaide), 4 January 1943, Page 4
Constitution Changes, the Advertiser (Adelaide), 8 January 1943, Page 6

One Parliament for Australia! Movement Supported by All Shades of Opinion, the Advertiser (Adelaide), 13 January 1943, Page 2
National Rule; One Parliament for Australia (two articles), the Advertiser (Adelaide), 21 January 1943, Page 4
One Parliament Only, the Advertiser (Adelaide), 2 February 1943, Page 4
Sir Keith Murdoch's Articles, the Advertiser (Adelaide), 18 February 1943, Page 4, includes: "The sooner this great reform comes to the Australian people the better, so that we can go forward as "one people, one Parliament, one army." with one ambition."
One Parliament For Australia Movement: New Blood Required for Australian Politics. Greater Powers to Local Government Will Replace State Parliament, The Mercury (Hobart), 23 February 1943, Page 6
One Parliament for Australia: Movement's Plans, The Argus (Melbourne), Saturday 8 May 1943, Page 12
"ONE PARLIAMENT" Party Claims Progress, Canberra Times (ACT : 1926-1954) Tuesday 6 July 1943, Page 2
Note that the One Parliament for Australia (OPFA) political party referred to in the 8 May and 6 July 1943 articles as above is described by Paul Davey on pages 47-48 of his book Politics in the Blood: The Anthonys of Richmond (UNSW Press, Sydney 2008).  Davey writes that "J. W. Anderson ... formed a movement called One Parliament for Australia (OPFA), the underlying objective of which was to abolish the states."
One Parliament for Australia Movement (advertisment), Courier-Mail, 8 July 1943, Page 4
One Parliament for Australia: Mr Curtin's Support, Cairns Post, 2 August 1943, Page 3
One Parliament for Australia, Says Curtin, Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton), 2 August 1943, page 3
Curtin Advocates One Parliament, Army News (Darwin), 2 August 1943, Page 4
Outline of O.P.F.A. Policy, Sydney Morning Herald, 6 August 1943, Page 7
Mr. J. R. Butler Gives One Parliament For Australia Policy, Barrier Miner (Broken Hill), 17 August 1943, Page 2
OPFA Leader Now Has Gold Mine, Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton), 6 September 1943, Page 2
Opinion Poll: Test Vote on Transfer of Powers, the Mercury (Hobart), 6 November 1943, Page 16
Another Movement: Conference in January, the West Australian, 9 November 1943, Page 2

O.P.F.A. Conference, Canberra Times, Thursday 20 January 1944, Page 3
Public Opinion Poll, Strong Support For One Parliament, the Advertiser (Adelaide), 9 May 1944, Page 6
Want One Parliament, the Courier-Mail, 15 May 1944, Page 3
Gallup Poll, Conflicting Opinion, Single Parliament Supported (this may be very significant!!), the West Australian, 31 May 1944, Page 2
Unification Or Commonwealth Powers, Barrier Miner (Broken Hill), 15 June 1944, Page 4

Full Federal Powers, by George A. Lawson, The Argus (Melbourne), Saturday 25 August 1945, Page 8
One Parliament for Australia, the Advertiser (Adelaide), 14 September 1945, Page 10
Australia Over Governed, says Lord Mayor, The Argus (Melbourne), Saturday 8 December 1945, Page 3

PUBLIC OPINION POLL: Commonwealth Favored As Income Tax Gatherer, the Advertiser (Adelaide), 9 January 1946, Page 8
Too Costly Governments, the Advertiser (Adelaide), 5 April 1946, Page 10

State Parliaments, the Advertiser (Adelaide), 8 May 1946, Page 8
State Parliaments: A.L.P. Abolition Proposal, the West Australian, 9 May 1946, Page 11
Powers Referendum, the Advertiser (Adelaide), 26 August 1946, Page 8


Abolition of Parliaments: Minister Puts Labor View, the Advertiser (Adelaide), 3 March 1947, Page 3
Move for Uniform Divorce Laws, Barrier Miner (Broken Hill), 7 May 1947, Page 3

Abolish State Parliaments, the Courier-Mail, 27 January 1948, Page 3
Abolish State Parliaments, Urges Mr Ward, Canberra Times, 27 January 1948, Page 1
One Parliament, Federal Minister's Advocacy, the West Australian, 3 February 1948, Page 8
Unification, the Advertiser (Adelaide), 10 June 1948, Page 2

Labour Senator's Unification Plea, Canberra Times, Thursday 23 September 1948, Page 4

Women's Parliament Debate, the Argus (Melbourne), 23 May 1949, Page 7

Revision of Authority Sought, the Argus (Melbourne), 27 November 1950, Page 2
Legal men urge uniform laws, the Courier-Mail, 19 December 1950,  Page 7

Why Bother with State Governments, Powers Taken, Powers Lost, the Argus (Melbourne), 8 December 1951, Page 2

States system should go, Roberts tells Parliament, the Courier-Mail, 19 September 1952, Page 9
Uniform Law for Drugs in Australia, the Mercury (Hobart), 21 November 1952, Page 1

Political Commentary, the Advertiser (Adelaide), 24 October 1953, Page 12, see above and below sub-heading 'NO State Governments'

Professor Sees Unification as Here to Stay, Canberra Times, Thursday 14 January 1954, Page 5
Constitutional Reform: People's Convention Proposal, Sydney Morning Herald, 21 July 1954, Page 2

Abolish State Governments Plea, Sydney Morning Herald, 11 January 1974, Page 2

Abolish State governments, Hawke advises, Sydney Morning Herald, 12 November 1979, Page 9

Abolish the States, letter by L. Kovacs, Sydney Morning Herald, 6 July 1983, Page 8

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