Historic step towards Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
On January 19th, an expert panel handed the Prime Minister a unanimous report recommending five important changes to the Australian Constitution to appropriately recognise our indigenous people. Jan warmly welcomes these proposed changes and thanks everyone who took part in the public consultation process, in particular the panel members including the Australian Greens spokesperson on Aboriginal Affairs, Senator Rachel Siewert. Jan looks forward to all levels of government working together to take this important issue to a referendum.
A copy of the full Report can be found at: http://www.youmeunity.org.au/final-report
A summary and analysis of the report from Jan’s office can be found here: Briefing Paper – Constitutional Recognition Report