AIATSIS Submission to the Expert Panel on the Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

The Commonwealth government’s commitment to pursuing the recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Commonwealth Constitution presents an exciting and overdue opportunity to close a sorry chapter of the history of this country.

This submission commences with a summary of AIATSIS’ recommendations to the Panel, before giving detailed consideration to specific proposals for reform. A separate section then considers the merits of particular combinations of proposed amendments. The submission ends with some comments on procedural issues.

Last reviewed: 26 Jul 2017