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6.8.15

Indigenous Australia is the true foundation of our multicultural society | | Comment is free | The Guardian: You will discover that this diversity of Indigenous peoples through countless millennia, linguistically, culturally and with creatively different ways of problem solving, is in fact a magnificent foundation for modern multicultural Australia.

Understanding the accomplishments of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people allows us to appreciate the many reasons for recognition and respect, not some empty form of constitutional symbolism that someone like you later will decry as tokenism.

The prospects for meaningful recognition of the land rights, cultural rights, language rights and right to wellbeing of our first peoples, will only be fully realised by a revolution of the Australian spirit. We must close the space between us by making these issues of far greater personal importance and be prepared to listen to Indigenous voices across the country.


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