Australians are ready for a debate about updating Australia's Constitution, but it is only likely to lead to change if people are engaged with the process.

The results focus on the prospects for successful referenda on Indigenous recognition and local government recognition in the next three years -- as recently promised by the Federal Government in its agreements with the Greens and Independents.

The Australian Constitutional Values Survey was conducted nationally for Griffith University by Newspoll and funded by the Australian Research Council. 1,201 respondents were interviewed in May 2008 and 1,100 respondents in March 2010.

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