“Australia needs a circuit breaker when it comes to
One option would be for parliament or an independent body to
hold a review of the Constitution…This could be one way of educating the
community and drawing them into a conversation about how the Constitution can
reflect their aspirations for the nation.
An independent commission should also be charged with engaging
with constitutional change in a non-partisan manner.
It should have an ongoing role of identifying where there is a
need for reform and where this would attract broad community support.”
George Williams, Dean of Law, University of NSW