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Committee membership

Committee members  
Mr Ken Wyatt AM MP, Chair Western Australia, LP
Senator Nova Peris, Deputy Chair Northern Territory, ALP
The Hon Shayne Neumann MP Queensland, ALP
The Hon Christian Porter MP Western Australia, LP
Mr Stephen Jones MP New South Wales, ALP
Senator Bridget McKenzie Victoria, NATS 
Senator James McGrath (from 1 July 2014) Queensland, LP
Senator Anne Ruston (until 1 July 2014) South Australia, LP
Senator Rachel Siewert Western Australia, AG

Committee secretariat

Ms Toni Matulick, Secretary
Dr Jon Bell, Principal Research Officer
Ms Erin Pynor, Senior Research Officer
Ms Kimberley Balaga, Administrative Officer

Committee address

PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra  ACT  2600
Phone:  02 6277 3544
Fax:    02 6277 5719

Duties of the Committee

  1. On 2 December 2013, the Parliament agreed that a Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples be appointed to inquire into and report on steps that can be taken to progress towards a successful referendum on Indigenous constitutional recognition, and in conducting the inquiry, the committee:
    1. work to build a secure strong multi-partisan parliamentary consensus around the timing, specific content and wording of referendum proposals for Indigenous constitutional recognition; and
    2. consider:
      1. the creation of an advisory group whose membership includes representatives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to assist the work of the committee;
      2. the recommendations of the Expert Panel on Constitutional Recognition of Indigenous Australians; and
      3. mechanisms to build further engagement and support for the constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across all sectors of the community, and taking into account and complementing the existing work being undertaken by Recognise; and
  2. the committee present to Parliament an interim report on or before 30 September 2014 and its final report on or before 30 June 2015.

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