Final Report of the Expert Panel on Recognising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in the Constitution

Indigenous AffairsConstitutional Recognition
Sunday, 15 January 2012
Publication author(s):
Expert Panel on Constitutional Recognition of Indigenous Australians
Publication abstract:

Current multiparty support has created a historic opportunity to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first peoples of Australia, to affirm their full and equal citizenship, and to remove the last vestiges of racial discrimination from the Constitution.

The Expert Panel was tasked to report to the Government on possible options for constitutional change to give effect to indigenous constitutional recognition, including advice as to the level of support from indigenous people and the broader community for these options. This executive summary sets out the Panel’s conclusions and recommendations.

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