Australia has seen many changes since Federation. Many people think amendments are needed to bring the Commonwealth Constitution in line with today’s world and to achieve a balance in the Federation.
Possible future changes include:
the powers of the Senate,
fixed term parliaments
the republican issue
the powers of the Governor-General,
restricting the powers of the Commonwealth government,
how to ensure that States concerns are protected,
a Bill of Rights
a preamble incorporating the sovereignty of the people,
Western Australian Constitution
Consolidating and or amending the 1889 and 1899 Acts.
Changing the current ways of how the Constitution Acts are changed. Should WA use referendums to change all of its Constitution?
Recognising the role of the Governor.
Who decides change?
If change is proposed to either we need to consider:
the consequences of the changes proposed,
their true cost,
will we be as safe under a new system, and
will it improve our lives and that of succeeding generations?