'To live is to collaborate.'- Hassan i Sabbah, aka William S Burroughs
The best reason I can think of for authoritarian government is the selfish one that I would not then have to share any of the blame for the decisions of my elected rulers. I am afraid I can't really offer any constructive suggestions at all, though I feel I have a democratic duty to lobby strongly for something or other. All I can say is that I feel awkward and uncomfortable at the idea of our country becoming very, very, very, very, very, very, very rich by selling uranium to the desperately wicked renegade mainland provinces. As seems likely to happen.
I have only two suggestions, which are (almost) purely economic in nature:
Value Adding. It is silly to just export uranium oxide. We ought to process the stuff further along and sell reactor grade uranium. There can't be such a big deal transporting the enriched stuff around, as there is just one plant serving the whole of the United States. Methinks this would help with proliferation concerns, as it would be much easier to track smaller volumes of material going directly to power plants.
Cradle-to-Grave Service. We have a responsibility to take care of the waste products of any uranium we sell, and the users of nuclear energy will pay us handsomely to do so. We have a rare combination of geological and political stability that makes us ideally suited for nuclar waste disposal. The main problem here is the nimby attitude of state governments. I suggest that the Federal Government compulsorily acquire a large chunk of South Australia, like it consficated a chunk of New South Wales to put Canberra on, and establish the Australian Nuclear Territory. This could be served by a purpose built deepwater port distant from existing population centres and secured by genetically engineered super-soldier penguins.