Reforming the Australian Constitution: an overview of recognition proposals

Jones, Nicky (2016) Reforming the Australian Constitution: an overview of recognition proposals. In: Constitutional recognition of first peoples in Australia: theories and comparative perspectives. Federation Press, Sydney, New South Wales, pp. 48-67. ISBN 978-176002-078-1

Abstract

Proposals to change the Australian Constitution to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples have been considered and discussed for many years now. This chapter provides an overview of the current debate over what form the recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples should take. More specifically, this chapter discusses recommendations put forward in 2012 by the Expert Panel on Constitutional Recognition of Indigenous Australians and in 2015 by the Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. It also notes the substance and effect of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Recognition Act 2013 (Cth) and briefly summarises recent proposals by the Cape York Institute. In light of these key documents, the chapter considers what ‘recognition’ might mean and how these various recommendations for constitutional reform have been received.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to Published version, in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Law and Justice
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2017 06:22
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2017 23:53
Uncontrolled Keywords: Constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, constitutional recognition of Indigenous peoples, constitutional reform, Indigenous constitutional recognition, Indigenous constitutional reform
Fields of Research : 18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180108 Constitutional Law
18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180119 Law and Society
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9404 Justice and the Law > 940499 Justice and the Law not elsewhere classified
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970118 Expanding Knowledge in Law and Legal Studies
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/30486

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