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