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Sovereignty and Indigenous Voice to Parliament

Posted 7 Jun 2019 05:00PM


HENRY REYNOLDS. 'Strange situation': Why Australia must strike a treaty. (SMH 1.6.2019)

In ringing tones the Uluru Statement declares the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tribes were the first sovereign nations of the Australian continent and possessed it under their own laws and customs. Sovereignty has never been ceded or extinguished, and co-exists with the sovereignty of the Crown. There is, as well, demand for a Voice to Parliament and national commitment to truth telling. But the question of sovereignty overshadows every other consideration.  


To DOWNLOAD the full article by HENRY REYNOLDS published in John Menadue's blog Pearls and Irritations, click HERE


Pat Dodson urges Coalition to 'deal with' Indigenous voice to parliament and referendum

Labor senator Pat Dodson advocates a bipartisan approach to advance the demands of the Uluru Statement from the Heart. 

There is no reason the Morrison government cannot move to create a voice to parliament and hold a referendum for constitutional reform in its first term, Labor senator Dodson has said.

“It seems to me the focus we’ve got to take as a parliament is to not keep kicking that can down the road, to face up to it and deal with it,” Dodson said.


To DOWNLOAD the full article published in The Guardian Australia on 5 June 2019, click HERE