Support for a constitutionally enshrined First Nations Voice to Parliament: evidence from opinion research since 2017
This paper examines twelve pieces of opinion research since June 2017 to explore support for a First Nations Voice to Parliament among the Australian public. Specifically, it investigates levels of support, opposition and neutrality over time, by party affiliation, and among the six Australian states.
This thesis argues that the ‘rule of law’ was not followed in colonial and post-federation Australia in relation to a fundamental principle of the common law.
This report investigates the extent and use of the Commonwealth’s legislative powers that enable it to provide support for and protect the rights of people with disability.
This issues paper explores legal and constitutional questions surrounding the concept of a declaration of a 'state of national emergency' by the Commonwealth of Australia, and how this might operate and interact with existing state and territory emergency management frameworks.
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As an Indigenous man in a senior government role, Ken Wyatt is ambitious but pragmatic, as he struggles to bridge the gap between Indigenous expectations and political realities.
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As part of the ALRC's Where next for law reform? project, the ALRC is encouraging Australians to think big. Arguably the most significant law reform initiative would be to revise the Australian Constitution. This paper has been prepared to start the conversation.