was established, on 8 January 2002, to encourage improvements to our
Constitution and system of government that will benefit Australia and
Our aims and
visions for a socially, environmentally and
economically sustainable Australia, served by a "best possible"
system of government, are set out in our Beyond
Federation Election Campaign
Federation's Shed a Tier
been attended by members of all major political parties,
and some people within the Beyond Federation network are already
members existing parties. Without detracting from such party
affiliations, members of Beyond
Federation attempted to win election to the Senate in the 2007 federal
election. It was possible to vote for independent Senate
pursuing the Abolition of States within NSW. See here.
Jim Snow and
Mark Drummond were elected as the founding
convenors on the day Beyond Federation was established on 8
January 2002, and in June 2009 Jim retired as convenor and Michael
Cranny became deputy convenor. Mark has a website
with his PhD
government structure reform with an emphasis on reforms
related to the abolition of State governments.
Members of the
Federation network include:
from across the political spectrum;
Shed a Tier lobby group chaired by Max Bradley (currently no website);
Foundation for National
Abolish States Collective;
encourage you to have a good look at the
websites as above.
does not repeat what is shown on the
websites of our member groups as above; rather, it focuses on
a Tier Congresses and the many
we've been privileged to receive at these Congresses. We hope
this will provide an archive of constructive ideas and
visions for a better Australia that will prove useful to students,
policy makers and the general public.
and speeches delivered at these events are archived here
We are acutely
aware of the need to hold events throughout
Australia, and will respond enthusiastically to any suggestions as to
for such events.
If you'd like to
suggests a venue or theme for a Beyond
Federation event or become involved with our ongoing activities and
contemplations in any way at all, please feel free to contact convenor
Mark Drummond or deputy convenor Michael Cranny via email
(firstname.lastname@example.org), post (5 Loddon Sreet KALEEN ACT 2617),
or phone (Mark at home on 02 6255 0772).
to websites containing government structure reform ideas which align
with the Beyond Federation Charter are
provided on Mark's
The Beyond Federation website is hosted on
site in the Sydney network of the Australian Public
This website was
last updated on 19 July 2009.