Australia is not dissimilar to America. We have different states, except you lot have about 52, so laws can change from one state to another. We are modelled on your political system more than you know. We have huge American bases here. There was a time when a criminal could skip from one state to another and escape retribution from the state he or she fled from.
Today that is different, there are extradition laws that flow from one state to another. No more is there a chance for a criminal to skip a border from say Western Australia to Adelaide...sorry I did not point that out before. Our politics are based very closely upon your's as we have strong ties with America. The difference is, we are surrounded by a huge body of water from the Indian Ocean to the Pacific. We are surrounded and therefore have places like Pine Gap, which is essentially American owned. Did you not know this........I suppose you would not. There was a movie once made called the Falcon and the Snowman. It was about Pine Gap, in the middle of our desert and perfect for intercepting communications globally.
Now you have some idea of the connection between these two countries. I don't expect you to know about this for America is huge. We are too in an hugest Island sort of way.
Western Australia is huge and distant, desert and snow, drought and floods. I have been all over it. I have also been to your' country and found it felt a lot like Australia.
A Royal Commission operates in all states, much as it would if held in America. It means the reach is very far reaching. No one gets out alive.........so to speak. Therefore, to see how far it had reached into my state, the state of Western Australia was important. For the WTBTS operates out of here to all the Pacific Islands and New Zealand. That is a far reaching effect. What happens here in Australia, will effect your WTBTS the ones in this region including the Pacific region and so on. This includes all the Asian regions. Therefore it is a big deal.
Sorry for not explaining fully, for I do recall whilst in America that it was centred on it;s own problems. Not a bad thing but at times limited view. The entire globe is very interconnected. This is why I like the forum. We are from everywhere.
Lot of love Juliette