For several years, there has been discussion of constitutional recognition of Australia’s firstpeoples in the Commonwealth Constitution (CC). A Referendum Council was established toadvise the Commonwealth government. The Council Report was released recently. It includes the“Uluru Statement from the Heart”, a statement by a group of indigenous people resulting from aconsultation process. Research and comment on the desirability and feasibility of:1. Addition of a preamble recognising the first peoples;2. Amendment of s25, s51(xxvi) and possible insertion of new sections;3. Incorporation of Native Title in the CC;4. Establishment and possible enshrinement in the CC of a First Peoples’ Voice advisorybody to Parliament;5. A treaty or “Makarrata” not involving amendment of the text of the CC.
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