29 Apr Recognise the limits of indigenous constitutional recognition
Posted at 14:31h in News
When, shortly after the federal election, the 16-member Referendum Council kicks off a series of indigenous consultations to canvass Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander concerns over proposed constitutional change, it will be bracing itself for some painful truths.
Whatever good the official Recognise campaign has done to mobilise support for acknowledging Australian first peoples in the nation’s founding document — arguably, plenty — its critics say the recognition process has taken far too long and is headed for an expensive trainwreck. Read Article…