An Indigenous President for the Republic of Australia

Albert Namatjira Meets Queen Elizabeth II

Citizens!

Run this up your flagpole.

Why not combine indigenous recognition in the constitution with the legal framing of the republic..

..by constitutionally mandating that the President of Australia be an Indigenous Australian?

A few definitions, presidential job description, constitutional rejig, to be sorted.

Too easy.*

First round of voting: Indigenous Australian constituency elects a limited number of presidential candidates.

Second round: National constituency elects the president from the Indigenous-elected candidates.

Time to Think Big.

A piddling nod to history will not fix the hole in the soul.

And Ned would love to see President Marcia Langton give the mediocre clowns in the other arm of government a good, regular kicking.

Stranger things have happened. And recently.

That’s all for now.

Light blue touch paper and stand back.

Ned

Remember: Cause trouble. And teach your children well.

* Yes, yes, Ned knows. Call him a cock-eyed optimist. 
A strabismic pollyanna. A risible panglossian. All that. 
Time will tell.

 

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