Republican; Democratic Socialist, Realist.
Andrew commented on Dean's question: “I'm inclined to agree with this idea but perhaps with a little modification. Afterall Australian Politics is based loosely on both the British and American models so why not invent our own when it comes to the Head of State issue? I'm warming more and more to a 'direct democracy' model where our citizens have a greater say in our democratic processes. This brings me to the Head of State - why does it need to be one particular individual? Does this person need to be a member of a political party? Indeed does the Head of State need to be only...”
Andrew commented on Andrew's question: “Thanks for the feedback. I think we would be hard-pressed eliminating State Governments out of indivudual state pride in the people also I think there would be considerable resistance to one centralised Government. However I do agree on the unfairness of referendums which underpins the importance of holding nation-wide Constitutional Conventions designed to cover a whole swathe of Constitional Reforms. ”
Andrew asked the question: “An Australian Republic is singularly the greatest Constitutional Reform since Federation. My question is; why stop there? Anyone with any knowledge of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Australia knows that it is extremely hard to amend, it is achiac and badly in need of repair. That it was written at a time that is worlds apart from the modern, progressive Australia in the technical age. Why not initiate a whole swathe of badly needed Constitutional Reform? Why not introduce a Preamble, introduce a 'Bill of Rights' instrument and...”