Saturday, February 4, 2017

Political Philosophy, 'The Indigenous Government' . Australia.

Hello all, than you for reading, here is one of a number of new upcoming philosophical think-pieces that I've written and am in the process of writing.

I mainly keep my philosophical works to the political genre, though I also like to venture into other facets and areas of philosophy, such as religion, life, afterlife, explanation of phenomenon, etc.
I always am in the process of reading or acquiring new books on by my favourite philosophers  ,
So I will be of course writing more philosophy in future,

Here is a short tract I wrote in 10 mins that was a stream of consciousness in my mind that I put onto paper.It is about Indigenous rights and proposals for self government.
I hope you enjoy.

                                           THE INDIGENOUS GOVERNMENT

In the course of events and material and natural history,One can learn  from truth and plain facts for themselves and progress onwards, as an Individual, as a Tribe, and as a nation  move further on the page of history and therefore not be forgotten or have their achievements as a people and a nation become extant.
For Australia, as a Nation State. the time has overwhelmingly come to recognise properly and fundamentally the role of our Indigenous  peoples and alleviate some of the crux of the political argument and take bold and plain steps to give them an actual voice in the political atmosphere in our Nation. Australia's Indigenous peoples are massively underrepresented  in Federal ,State and Local government  and political bodies ,And there are no  Indigenous  political mechanisms that are more than Advisory bodies currently speaking, which hold no power or influence at all.

It would then therefore be simple to a great extent to amend Australia's Federal Constitution and change electoral role and make up of Parliament. nothing too radical or cumbersome, I would propose that the Government expand the number of seats of both legislatures  and allot 10% or so of seats in Parliament to Australia's Indigenous Peoples to at least have a common and legislative say in how the nation is run.
I would also examine and say that the Indigenous Peoples establish their own Autonomous Legislative Parliament that is itself unencumbered by the Federal Government and free from any interference, A Unicameral Legislature would be preferable, A sort of state within a state, with their own offical flag as well, everything that is normally associated with a state.

 General Indigenous People's Council would be a perfect nomenclature and term for their own government. Open to all Indigenous Constituents  who can also run for government and all Democratically elected based on proportional representation and preferences and a voting result system of first-past-the-post.
The Legislature itself would be a multiparty in function and there shall be no limit of how many political parties can be registered to run .They all should carry and operate under a Democratic charter, A Westminster Parliamentary Democracy form of governance is also preferable.
For a Political Party who has its members elected to the council, to form ruling government . they are required to be dominant in terms of seats won and held. otherwise asked to form a coalition with other like-minded parties.
A Term limit should be two terms of 5 years for the Leader of the Council. whom could carry any political title as they seem fit. Each Political Party should also have electoral basis for themselves for each of their members the formula of Democratic Centralism .Electing each members from bottom to top in terms of rank.
Federal Government cannot override or veto any of the Council's Legislation.

The Council's functioning should have funds provided by Federal Government or otherwise the Council itself should have executive powers to tax its constituents and companies and businesses that fall under their jurisdiction.
Military affairs should be handled by Federal Government .
However the Council and its constituents should have inviolable rights on basis of land.
Indigenous land cannot be bargained with nor taken away. and they have final say and rights on how it is run. Housing for Indigenous  people should be run by council too.
The Land itself is sacred and though specifically not a seperate Country  as Australia 's Indigenous Peoples live in many parts of the nation it would therefore logically be a Autonomous government  within Australia and therefore not superseding it entirely.
Within the Council the Executive powers are separated with the Council Leader who is of course elected nominally by the dominant political party itself .
However the Council Leader whence elected has no extraordinary powers for themselves and can therefore not veto legislation or have powers to rule by decree. The Leader can nominate His/Her cabinet to be finalised by parliament . He/She has power to lead government  and direct political direction, Main Executive power is held nominally by Parliament  which has power to dismiss ,replace and legislate by consensus and amount of seats to pass through legislation.
Judiciary can be considered as a branch of government with parliamentary consensus to have Indigenous laws to prevail,However  they must comply with the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights.Many many more issues and areas can be discussed and delegated,Though I think it is well past time to start a dialogue such as this.