6 Feb 2023

Indigenous Australians push for constitutional recognition

From Waitangi Day 2024, 11:22 am on 6 February 2023

It is 183 years since the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi but across the Tasman indigenous Australians have been waiting a lot longer for a treaty or some sort of constitutional recognition. Australia is the only one of Britian's former colonies that doesn't have a treaty with its indigenous people but 2023 could be a year of historic change. Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has promised to hold a referendum later this year asking Australians to "support an alteration to the constitution that establishes an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voice". One of those campaigning for this change is veteran activist Pat Anderson, an elder of the Alyawarre people in the Northern Territory and Queensland.

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