Constitution reform to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the nations Constitution

Date: 
Saturday 1 January 2011
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The Australian Constitution does not recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

The last few years have seen a growing feeling that the Constitution needs to be brought up to date to reflect the reality of Australia in the 21st century.

It is time for a genuine national conversation on the best option for constitutional recognition that will be supported by the majority but is also meaningful for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The Australian Government, the Opposition, the Australian Greens and the Independent members of Parliament all support recognising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians in the Constitution

Towards this end, the Prime Minister has established an Expert Panel to lead a national conversation on constitutional recognition.

The Constitution which underpins our federal laws and institutions can only be changed by the people.

This site provides you with information that will help you to be part of this once-in-a-generation opportunity to help shape the future of Australia.

There is also a webpage set up by the Expert Panel where you can find virtually all the information you need  - go to www.youmeunity.org.au