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Indigenous leaders call for representative body and treaties process after Uluru convention - ABC Online

Indigenous leaders from across the country have outright rejected the idea of mere recognition in the constitution, instead calling for a representative body to be enshrined in the nation's founding document and a process established working towards ...and more »

'We were never Australians back then': From being counted to being heard - ABC Online

I have revisited that time in a special program for ABC television marking the 50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum. It remains the most successful referendum in Australian history. Like great moments in our past it has taken on the quality of myth ...and more »

The constitutional recognition debate is nothing like 1967 - ABC Online

When it comes to the 1967 referendum finally counting Aboriginal people in the national census, there is one thing that strikes me about the process. It was the most successful referendum outcome since Federation — because it came from the grassroots ...and more »

The three biggest myths of the 1967 referendum - ABC Online

In 1967, 90.77 per cent of Australians voted yes for a change that they believed would improve the lives of Indigenous peoples. But as with any historic moment, there are myths and mysteries about the referendum — and about what people hoped it would ...and more »

Symbolic constitutional recognition off the table after Uluru talks, Indigenous leaders say - ABC Online

The Referendum Council will officially recommend to both Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten that a treaty be established with Australia's First Nations people, and that a permanent place for First Australians is ...and more »

Waleed Aly Calls For 'National Conversation' About Uluru Statement - Huffington Post Australia

The panel discuss Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce's comments about the 'Uluru Statement from the Heart'. — #TheProjectTV (@theprojecttv) May 29, 2017. Waleed Aly has suggested there should be "a national ...and more »

Barnaby Joyce says Indigenous chamber in Parliament 'just won't fly' with Australians - ABC Online

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce's comments about a new Indigenous chamber of parliament show he misunderstands the proposal, an Indigenous policy adviser says. Earlier today, Mr Joyce said any proposal for an Indigenous chamber of parliament would ...and more »

Constitutional recognition summit: Leaders call for establishment of 'own national Indigenous voice' - ABC Online

A new representative body for Indigenous people is expected to be a key demand to emerge from a national gathering at Uluru. Hundreds of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have been discussing constitutional change this week and will deliver ...and more »

Bringing Them Home: 20 years after report, Indigenous children worse off than before - ABC Online

Indigenous young people are being failed by Australia's child protection systems, a leading organisation has warned, amid fears "another stolen generation" is underway. Today marks two decades since the landmark Bringing Them Home report was tabled in ...and more »

Uluru talks: Indigenous Australians reject 'symbolic' recognition in favour of treaty - The Guardian

Dancers from East Arnhem Land at the opening ceremony for the National Indigenous constitutional convention in Mutitjulu, near Uluru, on 23 May. Photograph: Lucy Hughes Jones/EPA. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders have rejected the idea of ...and more »