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Australia Needs a Constitutional Council

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As the Australian government seeks to establish a more efficient and cooperative model of federalism it is appropriate to consider how this could be locked into our system of government and not just be a fad of the times.

Our Constitution is in need of considerable change in order to reflect the nation we are today, and the one we aspire to be in the future. To do so we need to develop a path that educates, earns public trust and promotes required change.

The establishment of a permanent Constitutional Council of eminent citizens is a way of achieving this.

What do you think?

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Lynn Wood @ 2020.06.01 3:04 PM
Can you offer examples of changes that are needed? Constitutions are very difficult to change.

Glenn Barnes @ 2020.06.01 4:53 PM

Changes needed to unambiguously define roles between federal and state governments - and define the role of local government councils. 

Clarity needs to be given to tax and the funding of each layer of government.

Sections covering "inherited" citizenship and "allegiance" need review given the large proportion of Australians being 1st or 2nd generation migrants.

Indigenous recognition.

These are just a few of the many issues that require attention. 


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By Glenn Barnes

1 June 2020

 
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