The nearly one million residents of Central and North Queensland are entitled to self-government and are deserving at least the same political representation as the 520,000 residents of Tasmania:
State Bicameral Parliament Hobart
Federal Bicameral Parliament Canberra
State Unicameral Parliament Brisbane
Federal Bicameral Parliament Canberra
Since 1986 Central and North Queensland representation in the Brisbane parliament has declined from 27% (24 of 89 seats) to 18% (17 of 93 seats) and our slower population growth than SEQ guaranties the continued erosion of our political representation.
We are viable & we deserve better
Only a "new state" will fix the issue of our diminishing representation.
Cassowary Coast, Douglas, Tablelands, Gulf, Peninsula, NPA, Torres Strait
Ingham, Burdekin, Charters Towers, Hughendon, Cloncurry, Mt Isa
Whitsunday, Airlie Beach, Proserpine, Moranbah, Issac
Fitzroy, Emerald, Longreach, Winton, Central West
Working in the best interests of all Central and North Queensland residents for equal opportunity.
The Central and North Queensland Party gives the following undertaking to the residents of Central and North Queensland.
In the event that the Central and North Queensland Party has the opportunity to form part of a minority Queensland State Government, a non-negotiable condition of any agreement to form such government shall be that:
On taking office, the government shall in the first sitting of the 57th parliament, initiate the process to deliver statehood to the residents and regions of Central, North and Far North Queensland with the establishment of an independent commission to determine the boarders of a Separate North Queensland State that encompasses those regions, while ensuring that within the recommended borders there is sufficient population and resources that would guarantee its viability as a State of the Commonwealth of Australia;
Subsequent to the determination of the borders by the independent commission, the government shall pass a New State Referendum Act that provides for the conducting of a referendum allowing the constituents within the determined borders to vote on the proposition of establishing a New North Queensland State; and
The Government will make provision to fund equally, both the Referendum Yes Case and No Case to the amount of no less than $10,000,000.00
The C&NQ Party uses the historic reference where the New England New State Movement influence caused the NSW Country Party to secure an agreement with the NSW Liberal Party prior to the 1965 NSW State Election, requiring, that in the event that they won government as a coalition, the Liberal Party would support the Country Party’s commitment to provide the people of north-east New South Wales with a Referendum on the proposition of forming a New State.
Act No. 61, 1966.
An Act to obtain an expression of opinion from electors in north-east New South Wales whether they are in favour of the establishment of a new State in north-east New South Wales; and for purposes connected therewith. [Assented to, 14th December, 1966.]
NSW New State Referendum Question
29 April 1967
Are you in favour of the establishment of a new State in North-East New South Wales described in schedule 1 to the New State Referendum Act, 1966?
The area comprised the electoral districts of Armidale, Barwon, Byron, Cessnock, Clarence, Gloucester, Hamilton, Kahibah, Lake Macquarie, Lismore, Maitland, Newcastle, Oxley, Raleigh, Tamworth, Tenterfield, Upper Hunter, Wallsend, Waratah and the subdivisions of Gunnedah, Merriwa and Spring Ridge in the electoral district of Burrendong and the subdivisions of Barradine and Coonabarabran in the electoral district of Castlereagh.
Referendum restricted to: 19 Electoral Districts in the prescribed Area; and 2 Electoral Districts partly in the prescribed Area.
Issue decided in the negative.