September 24, 2016

Section 127 - to be added to the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act.

(i) The rights of  the aboriginal peoples and treaty rights of the aboriginal peoples of Australia are hereby recognized and affirmed.

(ii) In this Act, "aboriginal peoples of Australia" includes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

(iii) For greater certainty, in subsection (i) "treaty rights" includes rights that now exist by way of land claims agreements and rights that may be so acquired.

(iv) The aboriginal peoples are hereby recognized and affirmed as the original inhabitants and custodians of the land.

(v) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, the aboriginal and treaty rights referred to in subsection (i) are guaranteed equally to male and female persons.

(vi) The government of Australia and the State governments are committed to the principal that, before any amendment is made to this section 127 that a constitutional conference that includes in its agenda an item relating to the proposed amendment, that the Governor-General will invite representatives of the aboriginal peoples of Australia and representatives of the Federal Executive Council to participate in the discussions on that item.


Referendum please.

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