Constitution is frozen in time
An indigenous voice to Parliament is long overdue, but why try to add it to the archaic Australian Constitution?
The indigenous people had no say in that 1901 Constitution at all.
It was intended to be a flexible, basic, colonial law.
However, Section 128, the federal structure, the adversarial two-party system and limiting the initiative of constitutional amendment to politicians has resulted in a Constitution frozen in time.
The Section 44 drama once again demonstrated the absurdity of the situation.
The political malaise is caused by major governance system failures, including the Constitution.
Is Australia incapable of reform?
Anthony Albanese's next Vision Statement should be devoted to governance system renewal.
Email, 5 Nov 2019
Klaas Woldring, Pearl Beach
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