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Big Makeover: A New Australian Constitution, The

Many argue that the Australian Constitution urgently needs to be renewed, refashioned and reworked to meet the aspirations and needs of contemporary Australians. Issues covered in this 2002 volume of Labor Essays include:

  • a bill of rights
  • social justice and exclusion in the constitution
  • a treaty with indigenous people
  • the courts and the separation of powers
  • a new direction for an Australian Republic
  • the influence of financial power in elections
  • rethinking federalism and the cultural symbolism for a republic.

Edited by Glenn Patmore from the University of Melbourne.

Publication Details
Name of Publisher: Pluto Press in association with the Australian Fabian Society
Place of Publication: Annandale, NSW
Resource Type: Monograph
ISBN: 1864031476
Publication Year: 2001
Subject Covered: Constitutional & administrative law; Political science