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It’s all or nothing on Uluru Statement

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Senior Partner Mark Leibler has told a Parliamentary Committee that there are only two options left for Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians: build government support for the Uluru Statement from the Heart; or delay recognition until political consensus can be achieved.

Quoted in Saturday’s edition of the Weekend Australian, Mark’s submission to the Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition described the proposal for an Indigenous advisory Voice to Parliament as “a far more modest, reasonable and achievable option than any other that has emerged over the last decade.”

The article goes on to report that Mark’s submission takes issue with various aspects of the government’s rationale for rejecting the Voice to Parliament proposal. 

“Addressing Mr Turnbull’s claim that the Voice would inevitably be seen as a third chamber of parliament, Mr Leibler said this was 'misconceived' and it was 'imperative that this myth be ­dispelled once and for all' to build support for a successful ­referendum.”

To read Mark’s submission to the Joint Select Committee, click here.

To read the article in The Australian, click here.

To read the Uluru Statement from the Heart, click here.

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