That's fantastic! Your whole description of Perth's remoteness/niceness ratio is spot on, too. Then again, it's pretty easy to have a nice city when yours is the only state in the country still making money. I'm assuming UF-Perth isn't the beneficiary of a resource boom, though.
Touching on the Crown Colonies, I haven't seen this mentioned before but what's the status of Australia and its colonies post 2406? New Brisbane's been mentioned a few times but I think I speak for the majority of my nation when I say that I'm desperately hoping that the banner's not being solely carried by a mob of Queenslanders (it's bad enough that we elected one to be PM).