About this committee

The Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples is appointed by a resolution of appointment.

The Committee is due to produce an interim report by 30 July 2018 and a final report by 29 November 2018.

Track Inquiry

Past Public Hearings

06 Jul 2018: Perth, WA
05 Jul 2018: Adelaide, SA
04 Jul 2018: Sydney, NSW

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Interim report

July 2018

© Commonwealth of Australia 2018
ISBN: 978-1-74366-861-0

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Foreword

Membership of the Committee

Resolution of appointment

1. Introduction

  Role of the Committee
  Conduct of the inquiry
  Structure of the interim report

2. Proposal for a First Nations Voice

  The purpose and background of The Voice
  Calling for empowerment with a clear voice
  Genuine dialogue needs a voice
  Empowerment to improve socio-economic outcomes
  International precedents for a Voice

3. Design principles

  Structure and membership
  Function and operation
  Establishment and implementation

4. Examples of advisory structures

  Past models
  Current models
  Indicative proposals for a First Nations Voice

5. Proposals for constitutional recognition

  Expert Panel on Recognising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in the Constitution
  Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples
  Referendum Council
  Uluru Statement from the Heart
  Recommendations of recent constitutional recognition initiatives

6. Agreement making and truth-telling

  Regional Dialogues process
  Views on agreement making
  Views on truth-telling

7. Committee comment

  First Nations Voice
  Developing a detailed design
  Constitutional entrenchment
  Questions for consultation
  Consideration of past, existing, and proposed structures
  Agreement making and truth-telling
  Other matters
  The way forward

A. List of submissions

B. List of hearings

C. List of previous recommendations

  Expert Panel on Constitutional Recognition of Indigenous¬†Australians, 2012
  Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, 2015
  Uluru Statement from the Heart, 2017
  Referendum Council, 2017

D. List of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parliamentarians

  Federal parliamentarians
  State and territory parliamentarians

Committee Secretariat contact:

Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition
Relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples
PO Box 6021
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 4129
jsccr@aph.gov.au

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