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Inquiry into Constitutional Reform

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On Monday 23 June 2008, the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs tabled its report on the inquiry into Constitutional reform entitled Reforming our Constitution.

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This report is comprised of preliminary pages, 6 chapters, 1 additional comment and 1 appendix.

Reforming our Constitution

Preliminary pages (PDF 97KB)
Contents, Foreword, Committee Membership, Recommendation

Chapter 1 (PDF 90KB)

Chapter 2 (PDF 122KB)
Altering the Constitution

Chapter 3 (PDF 148KB)
Parliamentary terms and members’ qualifications

Chapter 4 (PDF 159KB)
Federal – State relations

Chapter 5 (PDF 134KB)
Indigenous recognition and nation building through a new preamble

Chapter 6 (PDF 126KB)
Citizenship and the protection of rights in Australia

Appendix A (PDF 33KB)
Roundtable participants

Additional comment (PDF 29KB)
The Hon Peter Slipper, MP

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