How to achieve a Federation of bioregions

I call it the 'lean green bioregional machine'

-an integrated political and Earth Stewardship system (did u read Will Steffen's latest paper under 'Links and Resources?')

-?similar to the direct democracy model in Switzerland or simply a Federation restructure

-Elon Musk supports direct democracies in principle so they must be good

So, how can it be done?

-make a map of bioregions based around groundwater aquifers (Inflow=outflow +/- changes in storage)

-get a map of 'House of Representatives' electorates

-overlay the two in a GIS and shave off the 'House of Representatives' electorate borders along the groundwater aquifers and turn them into water bioregions

-allocate bioregional 'Senate' seats based on an equation integrating area, water and population within the bioregion (x/y/z/t plus a bunch of other numbers)

-?blockchain the PM and possibly the system using POS method on the Ethereum platform

-what about State Governments? These would be replaced by bioregions

-what about Local Government? Borders could also be redefined within bioregions

-transition some Government jobs from State Government to the new bioregional platform/structure

-use those funny video link-ups on wheels for meetings (C U Geoffrey Blainey's 'Tyranny of Distance')

-what about debates? These could take place online using video link-ups...less travel kms and possibly lower testosterone levels. People from the community and experts could join in!

-likely high initial cost to set up but undoubtedly long-term savings which could transfer to lower income taxes


-A Carbon tax with direct dividend to consumers

-Apptech/Green tech seed funding - distributed tech and grid restructure

-Increased apptech/greentech R&D military budget

-Increased environmental refugee intake

-Treaty and a stronger Native Title system


Do we have a working model in progress?

CSIRO bioregional assessment programme could be a start plus working models in Australia and ?overseas

Alternatively, a National Water Plan suggested by Professor Craig T Simmons FTSE at Flinders University at the National Centre for Groundwater Research and


Why not give those poor ol' climate scientists their jobs back in CSIRO? Maybe a Gala dinner for some fundraising...or just find a Government who is serious about climate research?