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Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert comments on Constitutional Recognition Summit

"The Australian Greens welcome the commitment to ongoing community engagement.

“We would hope that the starting point for this further engagement will be the recommendations made by the Joint Parliamentary Select Committee, so as to not reinvent the wheel. 

 

“Any change to the constitution must be supported by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, the proposed process of community conferences needs to ensure that they enable the clear opinions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

“The ongoing process also needs to ensure that it is a multi-party process. 

“I look forward to continuing to work in this space and further progressing this issue, many are excited that we are finally moving close towards the recognition of Australia’s First Peoples in the constitution.

“It has been a pleasure working on this issue alongside leaders in this space as part of the expert panel and Joint Parliamentary Select Committee”.

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