Tag: recognition

  • Closing the Referendum gap

    The Federal Government today introduced the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Recognition Bill 2012 into Parliament, with Minister Macklin asserting that this will be an “important step towards recognising Indigenous people in Australia’s Constitution” and “an opportunity for Parliament to show its support and commitment to constitutional recognition of Australia’s First Peoples”. This bill is the […]

  • It’s Time to recognise Indigenous Australia

    By Melissa Castan This morning The Age reported that the Expert Panel on Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples has concluded its deliberations on reform proposals.  While we wait on the release of their  final report and recommendations its worth thinking again about the issues involved in altering the Commoneath Constitution in […]