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Australians may soon be asked to decide on a referendum to recognise Aborigines in the Australian Constitution.

The Australian Government is spending many millions of dollars on a propaganda campaign run by Reconciliation Australia and an off-shoot Recognise that places before Australians very risky and radical proposals, as if they are sensible and benign. They are not.

Indeed, the Abbott Government did not believe in the proposals. Further, they were raised under the Gillard Government, and even then disowned. For more, read our book, Recognise What?

It is important to understand that any recognition in the Constitution is risky. The bloggers, gathered on this site, can better inform the debate, and you the reader can join in. Please share your views, but remember, comments will be moderated, so please exercise restraint.

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Recognition: Yes or No?

September 19th, 2016

Posted by: Kerryn Pholi

Recognise What? is not necessarily a ‘No’ campaign. It would be premature to initiate a ‘No’ campaign in the absence of a clear proposal for constitutional change, and it is

The Australian helpfully simplifies the issue

July 24th, 2016

Posted by: Kerryn Pholi

The Australian reports that Most voters back constitutional change on indigenous recognition: “In a surprise finding, the survey concludes that two-thirds of voters are aware of the debate over constitutional recognition

An answer to ‘Recognise What?’ is drawing closer.

June 26th, 2016

Posted by: Kerryn Pholi

A harmless, feel-good notion - or a proposal that treats democracy with absolute contempt? It isn't always easy to recognise an idea for what it really is ...       An answer to our

A conversation about recognition

February 21st, 2016

Posted by: Kerryn Pholi

With still no clear proposal in sight, it is becoming hard to find anything further to say about Aboriginal recognition in the Australian Constitution. Recent conversations I have had with