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Recognise Rejected: Historic Meeting Of 500 Black Leaders Unanimously Opposes Constitutional Recognition - New Matilda

14.3.16

Recognise Rejected: Historic Meeting Of 500 Black Leaders Unanimously Opposes Constitutional Recognition - New Matilda: The Victorian Andrews Government got a little more than it bargained for this week, when it hosted an historic consultation with hundreds of Aboriginal people from around the state on the highly contentious issue of ‘constitutional recognition’.

Aboriginal Affairs Minister Natalie Hutchins hosted the meeting on February 3 – the first major Victorian Government consultation with Aboriginal people in two decades – to seek views on self determination and constitutional recognition.

Up to 500 of the mob showed up, but before Hutchins had even arrived at the Federation Square venue, one of the key questions she was posing – What does the Victorian approach to constitutional recognition look like? – was settled.

A motion proposed early in the meeting – We as Sovereign People reject Constitutional Recognition’ – was passed, with unanimous support.


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