Heed the lessons of the past on Indigenous affairs: research

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People campaigning for constitutional change to improve the lives of Indigenous people need to remember the lessons of the past, researchers say.

Central to constitutional change arguments is the idea of a ‘voice to parliament’, which came from the Uluru Statement from the Heart and would advise law-makers on issues relating to Indigenous affairs.

Researchers at the ANU Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research Michael Dillon and Neil Westbury say problems could arise, because the Voice to parliament would need to be funded by the very politicians who it might criticise.

 

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