Scope for Plebiscite Significantly Narrowed - Did Republicans Notice?
Written by ACM   
Monday, 25 June 2012

The recent High Court decision in Williams v. Commonwealth has significantly narrowed the scope for a plebiscite on a politicians' republic.

The republicans probably haven't noticed it, but no more can a Prime Minister threaten what Paul Keating did, a spin-doctored blank cheque plebiscite, without at least legislation supporting the proposal. But even that is doubtful.