Posted on 30 September 2011 by Ella Buckland
As many of you may be aware, consultations are currently taking place across Australia about possible amendments to the Australian Constitution to officially recognise Indigenous members of our community and their rich culture and history. The consultations are being carried out by the Commonwealth Government’s Expert Panel on Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. A website has been established to assist with the consultation process at www.YouMeUnity.org.au
On behalf of the NSW Greens, Jan has provided a submission to the process strongly supporting the formal recognition of Aboritinal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in our National Constitution.
Read Jan’s submission below:
Indigenous Constitutional Recognition Submission
Greens NSW Indigenous policy
Mr Ian Cohen MLC – Second Reading Speech to the Legislative Council of the NSW Parliament regarding Constitution Amendment (Recognition of Aboriginal People) Bill 2010