men's summit backs a republic

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's men's 2020 Summit on Australia's future has endorsed a call for the nation to become a republic.

Despite a Steering Committee bolstered with additional women and the inclusion of women as half the delegates, women's rights were absent from the agenda.

One hundred of the nation's brightest achievers, assembled to consider the future of Australian governance, ignored the entrenched discrimination inflicted daily on women while agreeing overwhelmingly to reform the Constitution, which condemns women to remain under perpetual and often brutal male supervision.

The Prime Minister's challenge now is to convene a women's 2020 Summit in the Senate as a precursor to a Republic governed by women's and men's legislatures presided over by an executive of elders accompanied by courts of women's and men's jurisdiction.

23 April, 2008