Gordon Brown’s proposed elected upper chamber could protect plans to decentralise power, but it’s arguably not in the Labour party’s interest to introduce one.
Gordon Brown’s proposals include hefty devolution and House of Lords reform but one change that could have the biggest impact is nowhere to be seen.
Australia needs a set of clear numeric targets entrenched in our highest laws, namely our constitutions. Constitutions spell out our most sacrosanct commitments. They are hard to budge once enacted.
Putting the Voice to Parliament in the constitution is not only workable within Australia’s parliamentary system, it is key to its success.
Temporary measures such as legislative gender quotas can increase women’s access to political participation.
Last month, the government published the Indigenous Voice co-design final report. However, ways to ensure First Nations self-determination remain lacking in the strategy.
There has been a clear trend since the 1980s towards more favourable public attitudes on Indigenous issues. The reason? A better-educated citizenry.
The purpose of a constitutional dismemberment is to unmake and remake the constitution.
Despite the relative political stability over the years, Tanzania needs a new constitution to address contemporary challenges and strengthen institutions.
Appointing ministers who aren’t MPs or lords would weaken parliament’s ability to hold the government to account.
A public consultation process sought feedback on design options for the Indigenous Voice to parliament. Our analysis shows the findings of these sessions.
The appointment of judges has hitherto been an obscure and oftentimes clandestine affair. This has produced incompetent judges and led to claims that the judiciary is beholden to the executive.
Our findings suggest that it is time to take Kenyan youth seriously as politically important actors.
There are many ideas on how Indigenous recognition can be achieved in line with the Uluru Statement from the Heart. We need to keep exploring them until we find one that will work.
The fundamental structure of the current constitution, which is cast in classical Westminster conceptions, is unsuited for modern-day constitutionalism.
First, change the constitution. Then, negotiate the detailed design of the First Nations voice to parliament: this is the only way to bring about meaningful reform.
Dean Smith on the pros and risks of new religious freedom protections.
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Western Australia Liberal Senator Dean Smith is a man of forthright opinions, not afraid to take on fights within his party.
The PM came to power as the anti-establishment candidate. Now he could be the next victim of populist ire.
What should have been a debate about constitutional reform has turned into a battle for the premiership, thanks to a schoolboy error by the incumbent.
The Brexit vote was the outcome of the disillusionment and disengagement that have permeated the UK. Many Europeans share that mood, which is why both the UK and EU need radical democratic surgery.