First Peoples constitutional recognition

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Aboriginal recognition
Indigenous constitutional recognition
NARROWER TERMS
Journal article

She’ll be right mate: Australian complacency and national responses to wicked social problems

This article explores inconsistencies between Australia’s idealised identity as a modern egalitarian society concerned with the welfare of all and the economic and social reality for a significant and growing number of citizens.
Report

Indigenous Voice co-design process: an expert analysis of the NIAA public consultations

This report outlines expert analysis of the NIAA public consultations that were undertaken as part of the 2020-2021 Co-design Process for a national and regional/local Indigenous Voice.
Submission

Australian Human Rights Commission submission to the Indigenous Voice co-design process

This document outlines the Australian Human Rights Commission's submission to the Indigenous Voice Co-design Groups on the proposals outlined in the Indigenous Voice Interim Report of October 2020.
Article

An Indigenous ‘Voice’ must be enshrined in our Constitution. Here’s why

Concerns have emerged that the Uluru Statement’s call for constitutional enshrinement – or protection – of the Indigenous Voice to Parliament, is going unheeded.
Discussion paper

Indigenous voice: discussion paper

This discussion paper explains the proposals for the Indigenous Voice at the local and regional and national levels, and provides links to further information. It also provides guiding questions on issues that co-design groups are keen to explore further prior to the development of final...
Report

Indigenous Voice co-design process: interim report to the Australian government

This interim report draws together proposed models for a National Indigenous Voice, and a proposed framework to enhance local and regional decision making and regional governance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities.
Working paper

Support for a constitutionally enshrined First Nations Voice to Parliament: evidence from opinion research since 2017

This paper examines twelve pieces of opinion research since June 2017 to explore support for a First Nations Voice to Parliament among the Australian public. Specifically, it investigates levels of support, opposition and neutrality over time, by party affiliation, and among the six Australian states.
Article

Three years on from Uluru, we must lift the blindfolds of liberalism to make progress

The proposed constitutionally enshrined Voice to Parliament was rejected; treaty remains a dream, and the Australian people appear generally indifferent to historical introspection.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Were Indigenous Australians classified under a flora and fauna act until the 1967 referendum?

Indigenous actor Shareena Clanton claims her mother, was not considered a human being until the "referendum came through from the flora and fauna act in 1967."
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Linda Burney says Australia is the only first world nation with a colonial history that doesn't recognise its first people in its constitution. Is she correct?

Amid debate over Indigenous constitutional recognition, Labor Opposition spokeswoman for Indigenous Australians, Senator Linda Burney, claims that of all the first-world nations with a colonial past, Australia alone has failed to acknowledge its original
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Does a formal no case sink a constitutional referendum?

Indigenous academic Marcia Langton claims constitutional recognition of Indigenous people will fail if conservatives lead a 'no case' against a proposed referendum.
Submission

Australia's human rights scorecard: joint NGO submission on behalf of the Australian NGO Coalition

This report was written in collaboration with human rights experts across Australia, and it represents the collective knowledge of Australia’s leading NGOs on the current state of human rights in Australia and will inform the four yearly review of Australia’s human rights record by the...
Report

Garma 2018 festival report

The 2018 Garma Festival celebrated its 20th anniversary, hosted by the Youth Yindi foundation. This report outlines some of the festival's highlights.
Commentary

Constitutional recognition for Indigenous Australians must involve structural change, not mere symbolism

Megan Davis writes that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples do not seek symbolism, and certainly not in the constitution, which distributes power across the federation. They seek change that can make a concrete difference to their lives.
Report

Garma 2019 report

The 2019 Garma Festival, hosted by the Youth Yindi foundation, had nearly 40 companies and government agencies in attendance, with more than 450 participants, making 2019 the biggest attendance rate to date. This report outlines some of the festival's highlights.
Commentary

The government’s ‘new page’ on Indigenous policy is actually just more of the same

Though the federal government emphasises partnerships, accountability and evidence-based policies, Morrison is actually taking a selective and top-down approach. He is also ignoring key Indigenous advice and evidence.
Commentary

Proposed Indigenous ‘voice’ will be to government rather than to parliament

The 'voice to government' is to be legislated and separate from the question of symbolic constitutional recognition. This type of reform was resoundingly rejected by the Uluru statement.
Commentary

Ken Wyatt’s proposed ‘voice to government’ marks another failure to hear Indigenous voices

Ken Wyatt, the Minister for Indigenous Australians, has announced a co-design process for Indigenous people to have a “voice to government". Wyatt has, without consultation, appointed professors Tom Calma and Marcia Langton to a senior advisory group, going against the government’s own “co-design” intention.
Report

Final report of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act of Recognition Review Panel

Under the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Recognition Act 2013 the Minister for Indigenous Affairs appointed a Review Panel on 27 March 2014. The panel was tasked with assessing levels of public awareness and support for amending the Constitution to recognise Indigenous peoples and...
Submission

Constitutional reform

This submission suggests ways that constitutional reform and other complementary measures may be progressed to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, establish a First Nation’s Voice to Parliament, and facilitate truth telling and agreement making.