Submission for Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition Relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

Posted by Australian Indigenous Governance Institute on September 12, 2018  /   Posted in NEWS

AIGI have recently submitted to the Joint Select Committee

Summary: 

AIGI welcomes the work being undertaken by the Joint Select Committee however, we believe that significant progress is yet to be made in resolving the long-standing issues relating to the non-recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their relationship with non-Indigenous Australians. In particular, we entreat that no matter what strategies for reform emerge from the Joint Select Committee, the impact must foster sustainable self-determination for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Recommendations: 

  • 1. That Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Australian Constitution must include and promote self-determination through strong self-governance
  • 2. The Australian Government commit to truth-telling through supporting and fully funding an Australian Truth-telling Commission
  • 3. That the Australian Government pursue agreement making through a Makarrata Commission with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, communities and nations
  • 4. That the Australian Government commit to pursuing Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

You can view the full submission: AIGI_Submission to JSC


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