Jeff Kennett's version:

DECLARATION OF THE PEOPLE OF AUSTRALIA by Jeff Kennett, Premier of Victoria

We commit ourselves to the Commonwealth of Australia as a sovereignty founded on the values of equality and dignity.

We hold inviolable the rights of a free people - to speak freely and to make our own choices in the pursuit of knowledge, opportunity and fulfilment.

Australia's distinctive identity and lifestyle are to be prized and cherished.

We celebrate difference, and are united by the heritage of a harmonious indigenous and international culture, and the custodianship of an ancient, fragile land.

The future is our frontier and our destiny is to claim Australia's place in the world.

Our democracy is vested in every individual and confers the protection of the rule of law; and government serves the common good.

In this spirit the Constitution defines Australia's charter for all generations.