Discussion paper

Constitutional enshrinement of a First Nations voice: finalisation of the voice design

This issues paper considers the question of how and when to finalise the design of the model of a First Nations voice to the Australian parliament.
Discussion paper

Constitutional enshrinement of a First Nations Voice: the referendum question

This paper considers the legal and constitutional requirements for setting the referendum question on whether to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in the Constitution through an enshrined First Nations voice.
Discussion paper

Constitutional enshrinement of a First Nations Voice: the constitutional amendment

This paper address issues that must be resolved prior to settling the constitutional amendment to be put to voters at a referendum on whether to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in the Constitution through an enshrined First Nations voice.
Commentary

The long road to recognition

First Nations have reclaimed the recognition process in the lead-up to a landmark gathering at Uluru this month.
Report

Fishing case tests economic waters for traditional owners

Can Northern Territory fishers trawl coastal waters that lie within the boundaries of Aboriginal land, without the consent of traditional owners? That was the legal question tested in the High Court over two days in early December 2007. The answer, due later this year, will...