Indigenous Australians barred from constitutional reform in Morrison government's leaked rules to First Australians advisory group

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Indigenous leaders have been barred from pursuing constitutional reform within the Morrison government's new peak advisory group on a voice for First Australians, under leaked rules that try to stop them speaking up | CroweDM

, also place restrictions on the wider national group of leaders who are being asked to help design

In one of the biggest restrictions, the government also prevents the national group making any recommendations on a Makarrata Commission, the forum meant to offer "truth-telling" and conflict resolution with First "test options" for a voice to Parliament, in parallel with a separate process to consider constitutional recognition for First Australians.

Members of the group were given the rules last week in a series of confidential documents that declared it "out of scope" for them to make recommendations on constitutional recognition, including the timing of a referendum or the question to be put to Australians. The rules also barred "making recommendations through this co-design process on the establishment of a Makarrata Commission, agreement making, treaty and truth-telling".

Also forbidden were deliberations on the "overall budget" of the exercise and the "overarching timeframe" for the process.


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CroweDM How dare anybody stop indigenous Australians speak their concerns!

CroweDM Unacceptable ScoMo!

CroweDM Endemic racism within the LNP

CroweDM Nice.

MinhKular CroweDM Jeez, you would have that the Minister for Indigenous Affairs would have fought hard against that. Guess he doesn’t at them to have a voice at all.

CroweDM how stupid is that

CroweDM I am disgusted by this. How could an Indigenous Minister agree to such an appalling decision.

CroweDM Disgusting

CroweDM Welcome to ScottyFomMarketing's country. auspol rednecks IndigenousRights

CroweDM von Duttontrop?


CroweDM Just disgusts me! This government does NOT represent many of our population. The elites are at it again or business as usual!

CroweDM So nothing in Australia has really changed. We can't poison their waterholes now, and stick them on a mission out the back of Moree, we just steal their land and let their rivers dry up and silence them in other ways.

CroweDM Surprised? Not me!

CroweDM This is an outrageous attempt to usurp the democratic rights of First Nations people who have for too long not been rightfully recognised in our Constitution. The public have a right to hear their voice on these matters.

CroweDM Indigenous Australians deserve representation in all matters concerning voters. To prevent it is RACIST & UNACCEPTABLE

CroweDM What a great start - don't bother with all these things you think are important because we're not even going to listen to you. How good is consultation ScottMorrisonMP ?!

CroweDM So typical of Liberals and Nationals.

CroweDM Why a different law for them though? Nothing stopping them from becoming politicians and making a change that way.

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