The question would be how badly folks down under want their rights. This would require some work by folks with a patriotic zeal.
Here in Colorado, any citizen can petition the government for a redress of grievances. We can organize a group and create a
petition to amend the Colorado Constitution. That petition then must be signed by registered voters in sufficient number to
get the measure on the ballot. Once it does, then at the next election, the measure is voted on by the citizens of Colorado.
If it passes, the measure becomes an amendment to our state Constitution, and there ain't nothing the government can do
about it other than comply with the new amendment.
Government, so far as we are concerned here, functions by consent of the governed. We have regular referrendums, otherwise
known as our right to vote. In Australia, your government requires citizens to vote and has penalties for those who shirk that
responsibility. There's a big opportunity to affect change.
Find and run candidates for public office who are strongly in favor of a Bill of Rights. Support them with money and energy in
the form of working with their campaign to help get them elected. If you can get enough folks dedicated to a bill of rights
elected to your parliment, then the measure can be brought up for consideration.
Here in America, folks running for public office will state their position on issues Americans care about. The 2nd Amendment
is one of those issues. Gun control advocates will not support a candidate who is supportive of the 2nd Amendment. Gun rights
advocates will. They will also contribute to the campaign of such political figure and work with their campaign to help get them
elected. Such work might entail canvassing neighborhoods to promote their candidate, make telephone calls to a list of registered
voters to solicit voter support for their candidate, help send out mailings to constituents, and other chores that can make a
difference in a candidate's chances to represent them.
Now in Australia, if you can organize folks who desire a Bill of Rights, find candidates who agree that a Bill of Rights should be
part of your Constitution, and work at the grass roots level to get such candidates elected to office, you might discover that
change is possible. Is it going to be easy? Probably not, especially with power centric types holding office today. But we've
seen sweeping change in direction here in America several times over the past few decades, and it can happen anywhere.
I'll close by sharing that the Citizens of Great Britain express their desire to keep arms by taking to the streets. There have
been some huge demonstrations there, and folks are getting politically involved. They'll succeed if they can organize behind
candidates who share their view and get them elected to a majority position in Parliment. And if they can do it in Britain, it
will only stoke the fires of liberty in Australia too!
Good luck my friend, and work toward that day when the rights of every citizen of OZ can enjoy rights that the government
cannot deny! I hope it comes quickly for you folks!