Tag: constitutional reform

Australia’s First Treaty

BY HARRY HOBBS AND GEORGE WILLIAMS

Last month, the Victorian government introduced a bill into Parliament that would create a legislative basis for negotiating a treaty with Aboriginal people in the state. The bill would establish an Aboriginal representative body … Read the rest

Legislation as a Method of Constitutional Reform: An Alternative to Formal Amendment?

BY LAEL K WEIS

A striking feature of current debates about constitutional reform in Australia is the evident interest in exploring legislative alternatives to formal amendment. Although this may be explained by the historically low success rate of referendums, the Read the rest

State constitutional reform – the Tasmanian experience

BY BRENDAN GOGARTY

This post discusses a year-long project to review and potentially reform Tasmania’s Constitution. The process has been both challenging and enlightening given the poor state of the current Constitution Act 1934 (Tas). If nothing else the project … Read the rest

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