In this clip, John asks Professor Nicholas Aroney on what grounds the Constitution might be decried as a ‘racist’ document. Their discussions leans into the differences between the powers granted and limited by the Constitution, how the Constitution might be incrementally improved and the differences between the founding of Australia and New Zealand.
This conversation is a contribution to the reasoned public debate that must surely take place as the referendum draws closer.
See their full interview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cs4TMsSQnOI
Nicholas Aroney is Professor of Constitutional Law at The University of Queensland and an External Fellow of the Centre for Law and Religion at Emory University. He has held visiting positions at Oxford, Cambridge, Paris II, Edinburgh, Durham, Sydney, Emory and Tilburg universities.
Professor Aroney has published over 150 journal articles, book chapters and books in the fields of constitutional law, comparative constitutional law and legal theory. He has led several international research projects in comparative federalism, bicameralism, legal pluralism, and law & religion, and he speaks frequently at international conferences on these topics.
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