Substantive Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in the Constitution
(2016) 8(25) Indigenous Law Bulletin 9-14.
Posted: 22 Oct 2018
Date Written: October 19, 2018
The project to secure constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples continues. This piece begins with a survey of progress on symbolic recognition. It then addresses the current national discussion, identifying debates about the nature of recognition, and a range of broader issues for the future. The major focus of the piece is then an analysis of the primary models that are under consideration to achieve substantive recognition of Australia’s first peoples in the Constitution.
Keywords: ATSI, constitutional recognition, substantive, symbolic
JEL Classification: K10, K19
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