High school student support in the United States for First Amendment freedoms remains high, relative to historical levels of support in prior iterations of this survey.
The committee focussed its efforts on the central proposal for constitutional change made in the Statement from the Heart - the proposal for a First Nations Voice. The committee has also been mindful of the need to ensure that its recommendations are legitimate and acceptable...
A bi-partisan parliamentary committee looking into constitutional recognition for Indigenous Australians has released its interim report but has failed to recommend any clear way forward for the issue to be resolved.
The report centres on the proposal for a First Nations Voice, which arose from the Uluru Statement from the Heart. The report considers evidence in relation to the constitutionality, structure, function and establishment of the 'Voice,' and examines past and existing advisory bodies and new...
Unwilling to confront the genuine and ongoing problems now the dual citizen genie is out of the bottle, the government says candidates for parliament simply need to get their paperwork in order.
It is time to accept that Section 44 of the Australian Constitution is irretrievably broken. In its current form, it is creating chaos that is consuming our politicians, argues Joe McIntyre.
George Williams is Dean of Law at the University of New South Wales. This is the full text of his address to the National Press Club on 30 August 2017.
This design issues report has been produced for the Referendum Council to identify the broad parameters of a First Nations Voice that may be enshrined in the Australian Constitution in a Referendum of the Australian people.
The consensus view of the Referendum Council is that the recommendations in this report for constitutional and extra-constitutional recognition are modest, reasonable, unifying and capable of attracting the necessary support of the Australian people.
This statement, following the Uluru constitutional convention, calls for establishment of a First Nations Voice enshrined in the Australian Constitution and establishment of a Makarrata Commission to supervise a process of agreement-making between governments and First Nations people.
A comparative analysis on the constitutional recognition of Indigenous peoples in four jurisdictions.
This article looks at constitutional and contractual resolutions to central-local relations, looking to see in what ways each approach could benefit the power and autonomy of local councils.
Sir Geoffrey Palmer and Andrew Butler recently released their draft constitution for New Zealand, which joins...
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were not given a voice in the convention debates of the 1890s, which led to the drafting of the Constitution in 1901, and few were able to vote for it. This Discussion Paper sets out some of the different...
‘Constitutional recognition’ has emerged as a dominant language through which Australians now debate what is owed to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples by the settler state. But what is it? There are different ways of answering that question, depending on the goal. If one’s...