Mark Drummond PhD Thesis and Public Policy Website


This website presents my University of Canberra PhD thesis titled Costing Constitutional Change: Estimates of the Financial Benefits of New States, Regional Governments, Unification and Related Reforms.  This thesis was completed in 2007 and is available online in full in pdf format as part of the Australasian Digital Thesis collection via the University of Canberra library.  My personal website here also presents my PhD thesis in full, with separate files for each chapter and appendix of the thesis, again in pdf format.  Further thoughts on government structure reform are also offered both in connection with my PhD thesis and more generally.


In May 2009 I developed a government structure reform plan called the Australia United plan, and on 19 May 2012 I gave a talk on this plan at the 26th National Republican Convention in Queanbeyan.


In June 2009 I prepared a Critique of the 2007 Paper by Anne Twomey and Glenn Withers titled Australia's Federal Future: A Report for the Council for the Australian Federation.


This website also presents some thoughts developed in other areas of public policy including education, healthmilitary justice and national security, human rights, and government system reform both in connection with my PhD thesis and more generally, as above.


On 13 and 14 May 2013 I attended the Crime and Justice Challenges for the Contemporary Military Symposium at Flinders University in Adelaide, and delivered a presentation on 14 May titled:

Crime and Cowardice ... or should it be the six Cs as in the
Culture of Crime, Cowardice, Childishness, Complacency and Covering Up:

Crime at the Australian Defence Force Academy 1986 to 2012 … Estimates of the Scale and Diversity of Crime Types

The script of this presentation is shown here and the accompanying PowerPoint slides are shown here.



An engineering degree thesis on aircraft noise completed in 1996 and a masters thesis on comparative federalism completed in 1999 are also shown here.


I'm very happy to discuss anything presented on this website.  My contact details are:

Address:           5 Loddon Street KALEEN ACT 2617
Home Phone:   02 6255 0772
Email Address: markld@ozemail.com.au