Objectives of
The Samuel Griffith Society

To defend the Australian Constitution against all who would attempt to undermine it..

Immediate Objectives

The need, in view of the excessive expansion of Commonwealth power, to redress the federal balance in favour of the States and to decentralise decision making.

The need to safeguard judicial independence in light of increasing tendencies towards government encroachment thereon.

The need to reassert the role of Parliament (including that of the Speaker and the President of the Senate) vis a vis the Executive.

The need to review the financial arrangements between the Commonwealth and the States with a view to achieving a more equitable and efficient division of taxation power and a greater sense of financial responsibility on the part of all governments.

The need to redress the duplication of bureaucracy by clearly defining the respective spheres of Commonwealth and State interest and by eliminating Commonwealth influence in matters that should be the primary concern of the States.

The need to consider and as appropriate develop alternative methods of constitutional amendment, such as State's initiatives.