- The government has failed to demonstrate that current funding arrangements, where the Commonwealth funds councils via the states, is no longer adequate.
- The government has completely failed to mention the fact that the current political environment which is allegedly bankrupting councils is a result of a 20 year drive by the Commonwealth and by the United Nations, to compel councils to divert funds from traditional council services such as local services and infrastructure, libraries and childcare, to the implementation of undemocratic United Nations global programs such as Agenda 21. Until the Commonwealth, and the ALGA, clearly state the final cost of implementation of these UN global programs, any suggestion of amending the Constitution to permit increased Commonwealth funding is not only completely inappropriate, it is an abandonment of democracy and the Australian people.
What we need first and foremost are positive changes to the Constitution to prevent interference from foreign agencies, protect freedom and democracy, and increase political accountability.
Until the Commonwealth can justify and supply full costs for the UN Agenda 21 program, and until sufficient safeguards, empowering the people and safeguarding sovereignty, are inserted in the constitution, the proposed referendum should be rejected.
Councils deserve the support of the people, not exploitation by the UN and the Commonwealth for their own introspective ideological purposes.