Separate referendum would cost $121m

By Julian Bajkowski A stand-alone referendum on Constitutional Recognition for local government outside a federal election would cost taxpayers a minimum of $121 million in costs incurred by the Australian Electoral Commission alone, the agency responsible for running the polls has estimated. The big number price tag is contained in the AEC’s submission to the […]

AusCivics festival aims to put ‘cool’ in Constitution

A major national arts project that aims to make civic engagement and the Australian Constitution 'cool by association', will be launched tomorrow. Launched by the Governor-General, Quentin Bryce, the AusCivics Film Festivals will promote the theme "Celebrating the Australian Way" and are expected to reach millions of Australians during the remainder of 2010. 70 motorcycle riders will […]


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