Parkes is known as the 'Father of Federation'. His tireless championing of a united Australia brought the colonies together and set them on a course for nationhood.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull may come to regret his bold statement that Barnaby Joyce is "qualified to sit in the house and the High Court will so hold", writes George Williams.
A national constitutional convention is the best way to determine whether a proposed Indigenous advisory body can unify the nation, writes George Williams.
The Referendum Council’s report is the conclusion of 18 months of consultation and discussion, including six months of regional dialogues with Indigenous people.
The Uluru statement is a landmark moment in the reshaping of our system of government to reflect the aspirations of Australia's first peoples, writes George Williams.
If there is one thing our politicians agree on, it is that Australia's federal system is broken, writes George Williams.
If a High Court challenge to Australia's new rules for electing senators succeeds, it will have the impact of a sledgehammer on the 2016 election, writes George Williams.
Tony Abbott’s refusal to back Indigenous-only conventions is disappointing, writes Paul Kildea.
The issue of Indigenous constitutional recognition needs purpose and urgency, or it will resettle into a pattern of drift and inaction, writes George Williams.
Noel Pearson has injected an important new idea into the debate on recognising Aboriginal peoples in the Constitution – that Indigenous Australians must have a voice in the lawmaking process, writes George Williams.