Interim Report

Interim Report

15 July 2014

© Commonwealth of Australia 2014
ISBN 978-1-76010-031-5

View the report as a single document - (PDF 307KB)


View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Committee membership (PDF 33KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 17KB)

Role of the committee
Structure of the interim report

Chapter 2 - Discussion of forms of constitutional wording (PDF 165KB)

Guide to this chapter
Expert Panel on Constitutional Recognition of Indigenous Australians
Multi-partisan support
Disqualification from voting (section 25)
Power to make laws with respect to people of any race
Power to make laws with respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
The Expert Panel's proposed new section 116A
Recognition in a preamble or opening statement
Recognition of languages
Committee view

Chapter 3 - Next steps towards Constitutional recognition (PDF 40KB)

Multi-partisan support for action in the 44th Parliament
Review of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Recognition Act 2013
Consultation and call for submissions

Appendix 1 - Background (PDF 56KB)

Expert Panel on Constitutional Recognition of Indigenous Australians
Multi-partisan support
Activities in the 43rd Parliament
Committee's work in 44th Parliament
Commonwealth policy activity

Appendix 2 - Recommendations of the Expert Panel (PDF 20KB)
Appendix 3 - Private briefings and participants (PDF 14KB)
Appendix 4 - Public hearing and witnesses (PDF 12KB)

For further information, contact:

Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: (02) 6277 3544
1800 728 963
Fax: (02) 6277 5719
jscatsi@aph.gov.au

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