Submission to Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition Relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

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Abstract

This submission urges the Committee to adopt the proposals recommended in the Uluru Statement from the Heart and the Referendum Council’s report. It focusses on constitutional matters, and addresses five areas:
1. Background: background to the proposal for a First Nations voice
2. Viability: why a constitutionally guaranteed voice is the only way to win a recognition referendum
3. From constitutional powerlessness, to constitutional empowerment: how a constitutionally guaranteed First Nations voice can address Indigenous constitutional powerlessness and enable Indigenous empowerment
4. Constitutional modesty: why a First Nations constitutional voice coheres and aligns with Australian constitutional history, culture and norms
5. Constitutional drafting
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages33
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes

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