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Consensus statement on the Reform of the Tasmanian Constitution


Gogarty, B and Williams, G and Tate, M and Sealy, L and Clark, D and Henning, T and Hilkemeijer, A and Stokes, M and Herr, R and Patmore, P and Verney, M and Bartl, B and Gates, S, Consensus statement on the Reform of the Tasmanian Constitution, University of Tasmania Law Review, 35, (1) pp. 1-6. ISSN 0082-2108 (2016) [Refereed Article]



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This is a consensus statement by a range of constitutional practitioners from Tasmania and across Australia on the proposal to give state constitutional recognition to Tasmanian aboriginal First Peoples. We strongly support that aim. However, we consider the current Constitution Act 1934 (Tas) must itself be subject to reform to make that recognition meaningful. The Constitution Act preamble is out of date, a legacy of our colonial past and does not reflect the shared values and principles of contemporary Tasmanian society and Government. We urge the Government to refer the entire Constitution to the Tasmanian Law Reform Institute for public consultation, review and reform.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:Public law
Research Field:Public law not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in law and legal studies
UTAS Author:Gogarty, B (Dr Brendan Gogarty)
UTAS Author:Henning, T (Associate Professor Terese Henning)
UTAS Author:Hilkemeijer, A (Dr Anja Hilkemeijer)
UTAS Author:Stokes, M (Mr Michael Stokes)
UTAS Author:Herr, R (Associate Professor Richard Herr)
UTAS Author:Bartl, B (Mr Benedict Bartl)
UTAS Author:Gates, S (Mr Simon Gates)
ID Code:110232
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Law
Deposited On:2016-07-21
Last Modified:2018-06-26
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