A First Nations Voice in the Australian Constitution

This book makes the legal and political case for Indigenous constitutional recognition through a constitutionally guaranteed First Nations voice, as advocated by the historic Uluru Statement from the Heart.

A First Nations Voice in the Australian Constitution

This book makes the legal and political case for Indigenous constitutional recognition through a constitutionally guaranteed First Nations voice, as advocated by the historic Uluru Statement from the Heart. It argues that a constitutional amendment to empower Indigenous peoples with a fairer say in laws and policies made about them and their rights, is both constitutionally congruent and politically achievable. A First Nations voice is deeply in keeping with the culture, design and philosophy of Australia's federal Constitution, as well as the long history of Indigenous advocacy for greater empowerment and self-determination in their affairs. Morris explores the historical, political, theoretical and international contexts underpinning the contemporary debate, before delving into the constitutional detail to craft a compelling case for change.

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A First Nations Voice in the Australian Constitution
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Shireen Morris
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-08-06 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

This book makes the legal and political case for Indigenous constitutional recognition through a constitutionally guaranteed First Nations voice, as advocated by the historic Uluru Statement from the Heart. It argues that a constitutional amendment to empower Indigenous peoples with a fairer say in laws and policies made about them
Upholding the Big Ideas
Language: en
Pages: 106
Authors: Shireen Morris
Categories: Aboriginal Australians
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018 - Publisher:

The Statement from the Heart was made at Uluru on 26 May 2017. It called for a First Nations' Voice to Parliament and a Makarrata Commission. The Referendum Council's final report was delivered to the Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition on 30 June 2017. It recommended amending the
Everything You Need to Know About the Uluru Statement from the Heart
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Megan Davis, George Williams
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-06-01 - Publisher: NewSouth Publishing

We leave base camp and start our trek across this vast country. We invite you to walk with us in a movement of the Australian people for a better future. On 26 May 2017, after a historic process of consultation, the Uluru Statement from the Heart was read out. This
Indigenous Aspirations and Structural Reform in Australia
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Harry Hobbs
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-01-28 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Can the Australian state be restructured to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and ensure that their distinct voices are heard in the processes of government? This book provides an answer to that question for Australia and provides guidance for all states that claim jurisdiction and authority over the
Finding the Heart of the Nation
Language: en
Pages: 264
Authors: Thomas Mayor
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-10-01 - Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing

This is a book for all Australians. Since the Uluru Statement from the Heart was formed in 2017, Thomas Mayor has travelled around the country to promote its vision of a better future for Indigenous Australians. He’s visited communities big and small, often with the Uluru Statement canvas rolled up