OPINION: Senior Lecturer Fergal Davis, Australian Jewish News, 17 October 2014.
I've been spending a lot of time in shul recently - two days of Yom Tov leading straight into Shabbat makes for a fair bit of prayer, a lot of eating and a some space to think.
I've written previously about the Recognise campaign. Our Constitution still does not recognise the first Australians. And it still says in Section 25 that the states can ban people from voting based on their race. This needs to be fixed. There is bipartisan support for change and the Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, speaks about the need to "complete the Constitution rather than significantly change it".