AIGI have recently submitted to the Joint Select Committee
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.
- 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