Will the proposed s116A prohibit or entrench racial discrimination in the Constitution? A campaign is kicking-off to add a proposed s. 116A to the Australian Constitution. The proposed s. 116A will actually have an opposite effect to what people think it will: it removes an existing safeguard & risks entrenching the superstructure of separate racially based laws & policies governing remote Aboriginal lands &people. What we really need to do is have a look at racial discrimination in the law
.@ theage @GillianTriggs says expansion of ministerial powers is 'a growing threat to democracy' http://www.theage.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/gillian-triggs-says-expansion-of-ministerial-powers-a-growing-threat-to-democracy-20150605-ghhvji.html?&utm_source=social&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=nc&eid=socialn:twi-14omn0023-optim-nnn:nonpaid-27/06/2014-social_traffic-all-organicpost-nnn-age-o&campaign_code=nocode&promote_channel=social_twitter #auspol
.@CapeYorkPart has launched a new resource page on Constitutional recognition and reform: http://capeyorkpartnership.org.au/cogs-of-change/recognition-and-reconciliation/recognition-and-reconciliation-resources-submissions-articles-speeches-and-more/
Michelle Grattan @ michellegrattan Questions proposed for Indigenous referendum - The parliamentary committee on constitutional recognition of Australia’s first people has put forward three possible propositions for change. It has also said the vote should be “at or shortly after the next federal election in 2016”.
Indigenous recognition: we have more diverse views than the official campaign
Indigenous recognition: we have more diverse views than the official campaign Celeste Liddle For any proposal to be representative, Australians must engage with the full spectrum of Indigenous views on sovereignty – not just the government’s supporters and their critics