The Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition have established a Referendum Council to lead a national conversation on recognising Indigenous Australians in the Constitution. The Council will provide advice on when a referendum should be held and what the question should be. Recognition means acknowledging our shared history and the value we place on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage.
A successful referendum would be a significant and enduring act of reconciliation.
Key Dates & Progress
Final Report of the Expert Panel on Recognising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in the Constitution
Referendum Council’s fourth meeting
Referendum Council’s third meeting
Referendum Council - Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples - Communique, 14 December 2015
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