second-class citizens

The Australian Constitution divides the nation's population into two categories of citizenship.

With legislatures and a jurisdiction at law they granted themselves at Federation, men occupy the status of first-class citizens.

With access to legislation and the law obtained in men's legislatures and a male jurisdiction, women achieve the status of second-class citizens.

The Constitution refuses women the opportunity to govern in their own right.

Women and men would both be first-class citizens with a Constitution providing for women's and men's legislatures presided over by an executive of elders accompanied by courts of women's and men's jurisdiction.

22 February, 2008