The moves to recognise Australia’s First Peoples in our nation’s Constitution are starting to gather pace. The federal government has pledged to hold a referendum on this by the time of the next election – that is, within 2 years – which is not a lot of time to build community awareness and understanding of the issues.
The Panel established to engage and seek community views has set up a website which has a lot of background information, as well as providing a chance for people to provde feedback. The site is called YouMeUnity.
Below is a video on that site of an interview I did outlining what I believe the benefits will be from Constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation (ANTaR) is a group I have been involved with for a few years. They are also running a campaign in support of Constitutional recognition and their website also contains a good amount of background information.