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Council Amalgamations – What now for constitutional recognition of local government?

BY ADRIAN ROOK The question of whether to recognise local government in the constitution was last put to the Australian people 28 years ago, in a referendum brought by Labor Attorney General Lionel Bowen. The overwhelming majority voted ‘no’. At the time the campaign against the changes argued that the recognition would be an intrusion […]

Sydney lights up the path to reconciliation

As part of National Reconciliation Week, the Vivid Path to the Future installation will be on display at Sydney University from May 27 to June 3, two pivotal dates in Australian history. The first date marks the anniversary of the 1967 referendum, which eliminated two discriminatory references from the Constitution. The second commemorates the High […]