Most Australians would be astonished to learn their nation's Constitution is the primary cause of rape and sexual violence, High Court judges and the Attorney-General included on indication of their silence.

Or, that the gender inequity embedded in Australia's Constitution keeps women permanently under male supervision.

Or, that the Constitution requires the courts treat women and men differently.

Or, that the Constitution is the primary cause of discrimination disadvantaging race, ethnicity, age, religion, employment and disability, since gender is common to all.

Or, that the Constitution condones individual bargaining between women and men, the primary cause of governance which failed to regulate the global economy or respond effectively to global warming.

Incomprehension of powers accompanying a Constitution is depriving Australians of equality, safety, civility, commom sense and prosperity.

16 April, 2009