The Australian constitution does not currently reference Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The federal government created a council to explore holding a referendum on the subject in May 2017. Proponents, including Prime Minister Turnbull, argue that the original inhabitants of Australia should be recognized in the constitution and all racial elements should be removed. Opponents argue that the government resources should not be wasted on holding a referendum.
To be honest, Im sick of recognizing Aboriginal people. this country is going to end up being run by Aboriginals soon and the white man will be a second class citizen. Hell we can't even claim racism when an Aboriginal calls us whiteys or crackers or honky or any racial slur.
It's important, but a referendum is incredibly expensive to hold. It would be more efficient to actually do something that would provide resources that would actually help someone, and serve more of a purpose than just sit there as a token gesture.
No. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are Australian and therefore they are already recognised. By creating a specific reference, category or any other separation/segregation from being 'Australian' is a form of apartheid.
Without accompanying power it's just empty words. With Power it might create a dived nation. However Aboriginal communities should be given more control over local matters. There should also be no special laws imposed from above
The constitution should recognise aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people however not to the point we're it isn't fair for everyone. I am aboriginal yet feel we should move forward and treat everyone equally as the diverse country we pride our self as
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