Time to enshrine a First Nations Voice to Parliament
On International Human Rights Day, the Law Council of Australia restates its unwavering support for a First Nations Voice to Parliament enshrined in the Australian Constitution, as called for in the Uluru Statement from the Heart and the recommendations of the Referendum Council.
The President of the Law Council of Dr Jacoba Brasch QC issued a Media Release today stating the "constitutional recognition is vital to protect the rights and aspirations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples”
A First Nations Voice, constitutionally enshrined, is a manifestation of the right to self-determination, which, at a minimum, entails the entitlement of peoples to have control over their destiny and to be treated respectfully. This includes peoples being free to pursue their economic, social and cultural development.
A full copy of the Media Release is available here.
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