August 2

Senate Inquiry hears Sir David Smith

 
The Senate Republic  Committee did  meet in Canberra as
we announced.

They allocated half an hour to Sir David Smith who has made three
submissions to the Committee. Sir David’s submission on the Head of State is
essential reading, and if the Committee does not present a strong rebuttal (that
is intellectually strong-anyone can write a polemic) , any recommendation by the
Committee for constitutional change based on the need for an Australian Head of
State will be built on quicksand.

The submissions, and when posted,the transcript, can be accessed at
http://www.aph.gov.au/senate/committee/legcon_ctte/republic03/index.htm.

The hearing was reported in the Daily Telegraph , 30 July, 2005


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