January 2011

29 Jan Seek indigenous views ahead of full referendum (The Australian)

THIS week I put forward two ideas for the constitutional recognition of indigenous Australians. The first was obvious: that any successful proposition will need to be supportable by persons such as indigenous Australian elder Lowitja O'Donoghue and former prime minister John Howard. When asked by...

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26 Jan It’s time Aborigines get due recognition (Sydney Morning Herald)

Peter Gebhardt   A change to the constitution would show our maturity. LATE last year Prime Min- ister Julia Gillard, Attorney-General Robert McClelland and Minister for Indigenous Affairs Jenny Macklin banded together to announce a referendum proposal concerning Aborigines and the Australian constitution. It was the most...

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