Virginia Haussegger AM

“A Constitution written by a privileged cabal of dour white men was always going to fall limp. Wilted with self-righteous serosity.

Drafted over seven years via a number of constitutional conventions, it took a further two years of referendums across six colonies to land a final document. Following a bit of British fiddling with alterations, royal assent was stamped in mid 1900 and on 1 January 1901 the Australian Constitution came into force …”