Mike Nahan was against the motion, but said it was an understandable "expression of frustration".

WA Liberals' fiscal secession motion draws gasps

A motion to financially secede Western Australia from the federation drew gasps of disbelief around the nation when it was narrowly passed, but even those proposing it admit it's unlikely to happen.

The original non-binding "WAxit" policy motion called for the setting up of a committee to look into the state becoming completely independent, but was limited to financial matters at the state Liberal Party conference on Sunday and passed 89-73.

State president Norman Moore, who previously believed WA should be a separate country, said fiscal independence could be achieved by government decree.


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