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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.

Please find the full transcription here