Constitutional Reform 2013

  title={Constitutional Reform 2013},
  author={A. Wood},
  journal={Alternative Law Journal},
  pages={156 - 160}
  • A. Wood
  • Published 2012
  • Sociology
  • Alternative Law Journal
156 — AltLJ Vol 37:3 2012 It appears today that there is multi-party support to recognise the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples (‘Indigenous peoples’, ‘Indigenous recognition’) as the first peoples of Australia. The dominant contemporary view is that ‘governments should act in the best interests only, of Indigenous peoples’ and that formal equality was achieved in 1967.2 This is because the ‘yes’ case in the 1967 referendum stated that: ‘The Commonwealth’s object will be to co… Expand
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