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March 9, 2021

Uluru statement and Indigenous recognition

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Malcolm Turnbull’s initial refusal to engage with it has softened!

Both the Coalition and Labor have agreed to work towards a successful referendum on Indigenous recognition.

This is momentous for the journey of the Uluru Statement, a new beginning at government level, and a response to widespread community conviction like ours.

Labor  Senator Pat Dodson and Coaltion MP Julian Leesor will co-chair the Joint Parliamentary Select Committee to submit a report.

The deadline is Nov 29 with an Interim Report due by the end of July.

Submit your report too at [email protected]


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  1. I think there is a warning.
    If The Government and the Opposition have agreed to a successful Referendumin in Recognition of Aborigines, there does not need to be a Referendum.
    It could be passed in parliament by a Bill.

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