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Recognising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in the Constitution :
"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. Includes bibliographical references (p. 270-282) and index. "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"