Report of the Expert Panel on recognising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in the Constitution

Last published: 19 January 2012Author: Expert Panel on Constitutional Recognition of Indigenous Australians

In 2011 the Expert Panel was tasked with reporting to Government on the options for constitutional change and approaches to a referendum that would be most likely to obtain widespread support across the Australian community. They engaged with fellow Australians in conversations that took place in communities, towns and cities across the country and which, gave the Panel invaluable insights into how people from many backgrounds and walks of life want to see their sense of nationhood and citizenship reflected in the Constitution.  This report outlines recommendations that includes substantive change to the Constitution, that recognises the true status of First Australians and that removes racial discrimination from the document.    




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