Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Recognition Bill 2012

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Recognition Bill 2012

30 January 2013

© Commonwealth of Australia 2013
ISBN 978-1-74229-741-5

View the report as a single document - (PDF 231KB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

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Membership of Committee (PDF 53KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction and overview of the Bill (PDF 36KB)

Conduct of this inquiry
Policy context and background to this inquiry
Overview of the Bill

Chapter 2 - Views on the Bill (PDF 105KB)

Racial discrimination in the Constitution
Statement of Recognition
Relationship to the work of the Expert Panel
The Bill's role in setting out the path forward
The review outlined at clause 4 of the Bill
Deferral of referendum
Sunset clause and legislative recognition as an 'interim step'
Committee processes and a possible advisory group
The suitability of Australia's referendum machinery

Additional Comments by Senator Siewert (PDF 33KB)
APPENDIX 1 - Submissions received (PDF 12KB)
APPENDIX 2 - Public Hearings and Witnesses (PDF 9KB)

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
Email: jscatsi@aph.gov.au