Tag: referendum

  • A Constitutional Referendum: a Hail Mary for those opposed to Marriage Equality

    A constitutional referendum: a ‘Hail Mary’ for those opposed to same-sex marriage Sarah Joseph, Monash University On Tuesday, August 11, prospects for same-sex marriage legislation in Australia in the near future were quashed when the governing Coalition partyroom voted against a conscience vote in favour of maintaining opposition to same-sex marriage. However, senior members of […]

  • 2013 Reconciliation Week Blog – Symbolism, change and reconciliation

    Guest Blogger – Luke Pearson, IndigenousX This post forms part of the Castan Centre’s 2013 Reconciliation Week guest blog series. You can also read the  post by Inala Cooper of Monash University, and the post by Shireen Morris of the Cape York Institute. National Reconciliation Week is upon us… and Sorry Day is just behind us.And sadly […]

  • 2013 Reconciliation Week Blog – Why we need constitutional reform: recognition and equality before the law

    Guest Blogger: Shireen Morris, Cape York Institute This post forms part of the Castan Centre’s 2013 Reconciliation Week guest blog series. You can also read the  post by Inala Cooper of Monash University and the post by Luke Pearson of AboriginalOz and Indigenous X. The conversation about constitutional recognition of Indigenous peoples presents us with […]

  • 2013 Reconciliation Week Blog – Southern Dreaming: A Reconciliation Retrospective

    Guest Blogger: Inala Cooper, Senior Adviser Indigenous Policy and Strategy, Monash University This post forms part of the Castan Centre’s 2013 Reconciliation Week guest blog series. You can also read the post by Shireen Morris of the Cape York Institute and the post by Luke Pearson of AboriginalOz and Indigenous X. One thing you can be guaranteed of in […]

  • It’s Time to recognise Indigenous Australia

    By Melissa Castan This morning The Age reported that the Expert Panel on Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples has concluded its deliberations on reform proposals.  While we wait on the release of their  final report and recommendations its worth thinking again about the issues involved in altering the Commoneath Constitution in […]