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Premier proposes referendum question: Australia pushes for Indigenous recognition – Panorama – Society

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese is pushing for a constitutional amendment to officially recognize Aboriginal communities. On Saturday, he proposed a specific question for a referendum on the need to form a parliamentary committee to represent the interests of tribal people.

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After his election in May, Albanese promised to hold the referendum within his term. It is unclear what the referendum will look like, but bringing the draft referendum to Australian Indigenous leaders and the public is a first step. Australia’s indigenous peoples are not recognized in the country’s constitution.

Speaking at an Aboriginal People’s Festival in Arnhem Land, Albanese reiterated his support for the declaration and constitutional recognition of Australians’ aboriginal rights. The document was rejected in 2017 by the then Conservative government.

However, the Prime Minister said this explanation was insufficient. Offer only to tribal people Decisions affecting them should be consulted. But this is a general question of decency, Simple humility. Basically there will be an explanation An acknowledgment of centuries of failure.

Australia has long failed to close the social gap between the country’s indigenous peoples and the rest of the population. The proportion of Aboriginal people in prisons has been increasing over the years and their life expectancy is eight years shorter than the national average. (AFP)