Constitutional recognition: which way forward?
Though the topic is often evaded by mainstream news, the proposition of Indigenous constitutional recognition has been increasingly discussed within recent years and particularly so since the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Recognition Act of 2013 was proposed under Prime Minister Julia Gillard. Several possible mechanisms for recognition have been proposed by government and Indigenous peoples, however the prevailing models to be fulfilled, if any, are yet to be known. In researching such mechanisms, I personally find myself to be confounded by the multiplicity of suggestions, complexity of needs from individual bodies, and the ramifications of enacting particular methodologies over others.
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