Australia Communities and society , Democracy, devolution and governance , Welfare and equalities

The Uluru Statement from the Heart: Understanding Local Government’s role

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Summary

There is an enduring silence in the Constitution when it comes to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. In 1967, Australia’s Constitution was amended to delete discriminatory references to Aboriginal people, but nothing positive was put in its place – and Torres Strait Islanders have never been mentioned in the Constitution at all.

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