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Committee into constitutional recognition for Indigenous Australians fails to make clear recommendations

31 Jul 2018

A bi-partisan parliamentary committee looking into constitutional recognition for Indigenous Australians has released its interim report but has failed to recommend any clear way forward for the issue to be resolved.

Instead, the report lists a range of dissenting views on how a voice to Parliament should be established and what its structure should be.

The committee was established after the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull last year dashed hopes the Commonwealth government might call a referendum on the voice to Parliament as called for in the Uluru Statement from the Heart.

The PM said the idea was too ambitious and would not win support across the country.

Labor though has pledged to create a Voice to Parliament through legislation if the Coalition blocks constitutional reform.

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