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 does 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.
July 24th, 2016
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<><>
June 26th, 2016
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
February 21st, 2016
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
December 8th, 2015
The new Referendum Council planned by the Abbott government has been appointed by the Turnbull government, in cooperation with the Labor Opposition led by Bill Shorten.[i] The Council is an