Our constitution was created using the thinking of the 1890’s and our laws reflect still in many ways the days of formation of the states in the mid 1800’s. Back then events moved at the speed of wind and sail, the horse and a muzzle loading long arm. But mostly at the foot pace of the masses.
To move on from those days it would seem appropriate to have legislation that reflects our current world. There were prior to 1901 dissenters to the final wording or our current constitution. They are long gone, and the constitution remains largely unchanged.
The latest legislative outcomes have been carried with the support of an overwhelming majority of both houses of the parliament. Good,
bad or indifferent they may be with us for a long time to come.
Can we now move on?
What should consumers consider following these changes, and what should we do differently if at all?
I’ve purchased a supply of envelopes and stamps as plan ‘B’.