Constitutional Enquiry

“The International Agreements Enquiry.”

An Enquiry into the Public Scrutiny and Democratic Foundations of Importing Laws via International Agreements

Drafted by Graham Williamson and proposed by the Saltbush Club

The Background

Christiana Figueres is a world authority on global climate change and was the Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC from 2010-2016. Ms. Figueres is currently Vice-Chair of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy.

As former UNFCCC chief Christiana Figueres pointed out in regard to the UN’s global agenda, the aim of the UN is to bring about acentralized transformation” … “one that is going to make the life of everyone on the planet very different.”

Figueres continues: “global society, is moving to the point where we are going to need more and more global governance muscle… Climate change… is only the first of the major, major planetary challenges that we are being given, almost as a playground… to go into that playground and exercise our global governance capacity”

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3 thoughts on “Constitutional Enquiry”

  1. I’ve always considered the Australian Constitution lacked an in-country, people accessible & participative, open ratification process for International Treaties, binding or non-binding.

    Given the last decade of increased UN medling with Australian Sovereignty, now is the time to get this fixed. A referedum to amend the Constitution such that a ratification process has to be in place in Australia is more important than any other amendment of the Constitution.

    The UN see the current situation as a weak point and they clearly exploit it, often holding up or pressing Australia behind the scenes in order showcase the outcome to the world.

  2. Thanks for your comment Mike
    There are a number of issues here.

    1. Do we need UN laws? Are we incapable of formulating our own? Or are they morally superior to ours?
    2. If we are to be importing UN laws, should not such laws be automatically subordinate to our democratic laws?
    3. Currently the Commonwealth admits they are using international agreements to expand their constitutional powers without facing the people as specified in section 128.
    4. ‘Non-binding’ agreements may morph into binding global laws even without the approval of the Commonwealth.

    For all these reasons the matter deserves a thorough enquiry

    1. Agree, and support your efforts, sharing this locally with our Join the Dots members in Rockhampton.

      Why not feed all this to Rowan Dean at The Spectator?

      Barbara Hines,
      Convenor, Join the Dots.

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