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Recognising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in the Constitution : Report of the expert panel.

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ISBN 9781921975288
Title Recognising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in the Constitution : Report of the expert panel.
Publisher &/or associated date/s Canberra, A.C.T. : Commonwealth of Australia, 2012.
Description xx, 303 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Note "This report has been prepared in accordance with the Expert Panel's terms of reference issued on 23 December 2010". -- p. iii.
Co-chairs: Patrick Dodson and Mark Leibler.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 270-282) and index.
Contents Letter to the Prime Minister -- Foreword from the co-chairs -- Executive summary -- Introduction: Expert panel and its methodology -- 1. Historical background -- 2. Comparative and international recognition -- 3. The national conversation: themes from the consultation program -- 4. Forms of recognition -- 5. The 'race' provisions -- 6. Racial non-discrimination -- 7. Governance and political participation -- 8. Agreement-making -- 9. The question of sovereignty -- 10. Approaches to the referendum -- 11. Draft bill -- Appendixes -- Bibliography.
Summary "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" [taken from executive summary]. Report contains draft Bill for an Act to alter the Constitution to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their cultures, languages and heritage, to replace racially discriminatory provisions and to include a prohibition of racial discrimination. "The Act may be cited as the Constitution alteration (Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples) 2013"
Subjects Indigenous peoples -- Legal status, laws, etc -- Australia
Constitutional history -- Australia
Constitutional law -- Australia
Other Authors &/or Associated Persons Dodson, Pat, 1947- (organiser)
Leibler, Mark M., 1943- (organiser)
Other Corporate Bodies Expert Panel on Constitutional Recognition of Indigenous Australians
Call number 2021.376
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