Australia’s Constitution needs a full ‘make over’ and Dr Klaas Woldring explains why
Here’s some things he’s identified as wrong with our Constitution:
5. The Constitution has no Bill of Rights ― making Australia the only Commonwealth country that has no such statutory protection for the rights of the Australian citizens.
6. The Constitution makes no provision for the reconciliation with, nor the representation of, the Indigenous Peoples.
7. The Constitution makes no provision for the protection of the environment; a new value that, most would agree, needs to be expressed and safeguarded.
8. The position of women and the issues of equality between the sexes and of gender in Australian society are not addressed anywhere in the Constitution.
What do you think?