Refining the Model for Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

(2015) 26 Public Law Review 137

U. of Adelaide Law Research Paper No. 158

Posted: 22 Oct 2018

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Matthew T. Stubbs

University of Adelaide - School of Law

Date Written: October 19, 2018

Abstract

The final report of the Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (JSC), released on 25 June 2015, contributes to refining the model that will eventually be put at a referendum. Reflecting the unanimous views of its members, the JSC’s report represents a significant multi-party political consensus. While ultimately leaving a choice still to be made between three models, the JSC has advanced the national discussion through its key conclusion that there must be constitutional protection against adverse legislative discrimination for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Its report also brings us closer to a model that balances principle and pragmatism.

Keywords: constitutional recognition, ATSI Peoples

JEL Classification: K10, K19

Suggested Citation

Stubbs, Matthew T., Refining the Model for Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (October 19, 2018). (2015) 26 Public Law Review 137, U. of Adelaide Law Research Paper No. 158, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3269626

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