How many Australians would consider women capable of governing without male supervision?
Absent provision of a women's legislature and jurisidiction at law, the Australian Constitution assumes women are incapable of governing without male supervision.
For instance, in appointing a Steering Committee of nine men and a sole woman to a 2020 Summit, Prime Minister Rudd and Deputy Prime Minister Gillard's interpretation of the exercise of their powers under the Constitution is perfectly correct, albeit that the value of a men's Summit convened on a principle of no relevance to the nation's future is questionable.
Fortunately, the Constitution permits the convening of a women's Summit in the Senate to consider a new Constitution with provision for women's and men's legislatures presided over by an executive of elders accompanied by courts of women's and men's jurisdiction.
6 March, 2008