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Submission, to Prime Minister's Consultative Group on Constitutional Change, on proposals to amend the section of the Commonwealth Constitution dealing with the resolution of deadlocks

Pyke, John R. (2004) Submission, to Prime Minister's Consultative Group on Constitutional Change, on proposals to amend the section of the Commonwealth Constitution dealing with the resolution of deadlocks. (Unpublished)

Abstract

I argued (i) that the 'problem' of Senate obstructionism was exaggerated, (ii) that s 57 of the Constitution had no urgent need of amendment, (iii) that if it were to be amended, having a referendum to determine whether the people approved of a particular Bill would be preferable to the current system, and (iv) that it would be more to the point to amend the rules about election of Senators to ensure that the Senate should represent current popular opinion as well as the House of representatives does.

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Item Type: Other
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Keywords: commonwealth of australia, constitution, senate, house of representatives, bicameralism, deadlocks, legislation
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLITICAL SCIENCE (160600) > Australian Government and Politics (160601)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Constitutional Law (180108)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 John R. Pyke
Deposited On: 30 May 2007
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 22:41

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