CCF – The Parliament

The Constitution Education Fund is delighted to announce that from early 2017 the Australian Constitution Centre will be established in the High Court of Australia, Canberra.

Australians from all walks of life are increasingly engrossed in the upcoming US Presidential election. The President’s powers are enshrined in the American Constitution.

The article we wrote last week about moving towards four-year fixed terms in the House of Representatives gained a huge social media response. We had hundreds of comments on Facebook.

Why is the Government reluctant to implement a national public pedophile register?

On the 15 July 2016 there was an attempted coup in Turkey and a few hours after the situation was resolved 2,745 judges were sacked.

CEFA staff were alarmed on Tuesday morning 5 July when we picked up the Sydney Morning Herald and read the front page words “Australia faces a protracted political and Constitutional crisis”. But is this a Constitutional crisis? Or is the system working as it should?

Feedback we received last week lamented that we had neglected to mention the role of the Queen and the Governor-General in the Parliament.

The result of children not being taught the value of democracy in school is that only 50% of 18 year olds are enrolled to vote at this election. 

We’re in for an exciting few weeks starting at 5.00pm tonight when Parliament is prorogued. All proceedings will come to an end and Parliamentary business will lapse.

Then the Governor-General will fire up a new session of Parliament at 9.30am on Monday.


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