The Ongoing Political Process Towards A Voice To Parliament

21st Dec 2018

The Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition Relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples was released last month.

Instead of recommending  a referendum to enshrine a First Nations voice into the constitution, the committee suggested a co-design  process  to look at how  a First Nations voice to Parliament  will work.

Wemba Wemba man, academic lawyer and researcher at Griffith University Eddie Synot is completing his PhD focusing on a review of Indigenous recognition and the liberal rights discourse of Indigenous recognition. He recently wrote an article on what future steps are needed for a voice in an article for The Conversation.

He spoke to CAAMA’s Philippe Perez regarding the significance of the report and whether politicians have the will to listen to First Nations people. Listen below.