Noel Pearson Presantation Update
Posted 9 Aug 2021 03:00PM
Updated on 9 Aug 2021 03:12PM
During his recent presentation to CCJP, Noel Pearson was asked if he had a suggestion for the wording of the Referendum. This is what was put forward by Noel, Professor Megan Davis and Pat Anderson
They proposed a Section 21(29) with a heading:
The First Nations Voice
Clause 1. There shall be a First Nations voice.
Clause 2. The First Nations voice shall present its view to Parliament and the Executive on matters relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Clause 3. The Parliament shall, subject to this constitution, have power to make laws with respect to the composition, functions, powers and procedures of the First Nations Voice.