SHARING IDEAS THAT DO GOOD

A CONSTITUTIONAL COUNCIL GIVES A PATH TO A BETTER FUTURE

post-image

Once again, It looks like holistic tax reform will not be progressed for fear of meddling by the Senate. The Senate continues to act more as a block on elected government action than as a house of review.

The only way we can reform the Senate is through Constitutional change. Public cynicism about our politicians, and their motives, has resulted in continuous failure of referendums for change.

A Constitutional Council, populated with Australians of high integrity and trust, should be established to publicly promote change and draft any required referendums.  

https://www.afr.com/policy/economy/why-morrison-will-let-this-crisis-go-to-waste-20200702-p558gy

https://www.afr.com/politics/federal/cormann-s-exit-ramp-highlights-tax-reform-dead-ends-20200701-p5585g

What do you think?

You must be logged in to post a comment.
Comments
Lynn Wood @ 2020.07.03 11:41 AM
I saw a presentation yesterday where the speaker said "2020 is a watershed for civilisation. Changes from now will be beyond belief". A Constitutional Council looks like a good way to promote positive change and draft any required referendums.

Piers Grove @ 2020.07.08 7:19 AM
I love this idea and I think it begins by drawing together the disparate groups who all need to see constitutional reform to advance their particular causes. Indigenous recognition, republicans, state abolitionists etc. 

Glenn Barnes @ 2020.07.08 10:17 AM

Thanks Piers.

We should look to collaborate with other reform-minded groups to progress the concept. (Prof George Williams AO, UNSW has written articles with a similar thought.)

Best regards

Glenn


Lynn Wood @ 2020.07.08 10:25 AM
This post shows the importance of the question in a referendum https://ideaspies.com/posts/the-importance-of-the-question

Generic placeholder image

By Glenn Barnes

3 July 2020



Related Posts

Governance

post-image

Set up a Constitutional Council to sort out our Federal Conundrums
28 July 2021 by Glenn Barnes 0 Comments
 

Governance

post-image

NOW is the time to re-set Australia’s federal structure
21 July 2021 by Glenn Barnes 0 Comments

Governance

post-image

Referendum rules need reform before we vote on a voice
19 July 2021 by Glenn Barnes 0 Comments