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Barry Jones in the Saturday Paper

Barry Jones wrote recently in Saturday Paper on the Australian Constitution. I am linking to it here, because I have referred to it in a number of different contexts recently and I know that some of you will look here for the link.

He makes the key points that the Australian Constitution is an Act of the British Parliament, that could be rescinded by that Parliament without any input from Australia and does little more than replace the British Parliament with the Australian Parliament as the adviser to the monarch of Britain. The power of the monarch is frozen in time, and it is only the practice of Australian democracy rather than the terms of the Constitution that gives the Prime Minister any power.

The land stolen from the First Nations people, the resources under it, and the allegience of the people, the armed forces and the public service remains to the monarch of Britain. A situation we have discussed often, in the following articles amongst others.

Jack Trumps King

Charles vs Charles
Jack trumps King? He certainly won our hearts

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