Area News letters to the editor, December 18, 2017.

Parliamentary circus

How hilarious the parliamentary circus arena was today, December 12, 2017.

The PM dwelling on transparency as he launched his verbal attack on the opposition.

One enjoyed noting a QC draw attention (in amusement) to the PM's words of conclusion he used in one of his tirades of response question being the ruler of a nation.

I too swiftly picked this up, it suggested the PM was in awe of himself, the word ruler gives evidence to such pompous audacity.

Every time he boasts that the opposition gets things wrong he is saying it takes one to know one.

Such presentation either knowingly or unwittingly (by his example) he leads the way for them to follow.

Such behaviour suggests a case of don't do what I the ruler and my party do, but rather just do what I say.

Its enough to put any one to confusion.

It can be likened to their claim that the Australian people unanimously voted yes in a plebiscite fiasco when the correct procedure to gain a true outcome was overruled seeing as over 20 per cent didn't vote.

Both major parties fall short on honesty but they major on deceitfulness.

They rule the people with the iron fist of a dictator with the politically correct rule of thumb.

Hardly leadership material, more like communist rule.

Yvonne Rance, Griffith.

CONSTITUTION: Edmund Barton and the members of the first federal cabinet, January 1901. Fran Pietroboni questions what we know about our own constitution.

CONSTITUTION: Edmund Barton and the members of the first federal cabinet, January 1901. Fran Pietroboni questions what we know about our own constitution.

Consulting the constitution

The Australia's Constitution, what do we know about our constitution?

The pocket edition states that the Constitution was drafted in 1890 over a series of conventions and was attended by the colonies representatives.

Before the Constitution came into law, its terms were approved, with one small exception, by the people of New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia and Tasmania.

Australia was a collection of six self-governing British colonies.

The Australian Constitution was passed as part of a British Act of Parliament in 1900 and the law took effect on January 1, 1901.

The Constitution is a document which was conceived by Australians, drafted by Australians and approved by Australians.

The Sovereignty of the Australian peoples' is also recognised by section 128 which provides that any changes to the Constitution must be approved by the Australian people.

Part five Legislative powers of parliament.

The parliament shall, subject to this constitution, have powers to make law for the peace, order and good government of the Commonwealth.

The High Court has to interpret the Constitution:

To change the laws government must call a referendum, an example the same sex marriage which the Australian people voted for.

Only 61.1 per cent voted yes, 34 per cent voted no and 20 per cent did not agree with voting yes or no.

Total people eligible to vote was 16,006,189 and only 12,727,000 voted that left 8,188,933 that did not vote at all (is that correct?).

Government has bypassed our Constitution law, instead people voted for a plebiscite that was not legally binding.

Today's young people generation, is a generation that do not know any better and when people with the same ideas who are not happy with the law and they are voted into parliament they can change the laws and our past history.

Anzac Day and Australia Day.

In other words truth has become a casualty with political correction.

For more information in regards to our Constitution write to Australian Government - pocket edition, contact the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Fran Pietroboni, Griffith.