The long push for North Queensland to become a separate state is over.
After the victory of the North Queensland Cowboys in the NRL Grand Final, a state divided by football allegiances will officially be divided by a line on a map.
The Cowboys Bulletin (formerly the Townsville Bulletin) confirmed North Queensland’s secession from Queensland in a front page article.
“Cowboys Country will extend all the way from Thurston Island in the north to Mount Morgan in the south,” said the newspaper.
The city of Cowbsville – formerly Townsville – will be the new state capital.
Cowbsville mayor Jenny Hill celebrated by announcing that local landmark Kissing Point would be renamed Golden Point in honour of the Cowboys’ field goal victory.
North Queensland separate state welcomed by all
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk agrees that setting North Queenslanders free makes great economic sense for her state.
“Splitting Queensland in two will halve the state budget. I can’t believe we haven’t thought of this before.”
The National Rugby League has also welcomed North Queensland’s secession from Queensland.
According to a high profile NRL official: “Anything that prevents another all Queensland grand final is wonderful.”
The Tunnel are satire writers from Queensland.