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Its Another Holiday

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As we approach the 234th anniversary of Australia Day, some would say Invasion Day, where are we on the question of Constitutional recognition of the First Australians.
In 1991 the Royal Commission Into Aboriginal Deaths In Custody recommended that a formal process of reconciliation between white and black Australians be undertaken. In 2010 Julia Gillard announced plans to recognise Indigenous Australians in the Constitution, 11 years later nothing from Government has taken place to achieve this noble aim.
Posted by Paul1405, Monday, 24 January 2022 6:30:57 AM
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Dear Paul,

I came across this on the web:

http://abc.net.au/news/2021-12-17/indigenous-voice-to-parliament/100708186

I got qui9te excited reading the link. It stated that:

"The final proposal for an Indigenous Voice to Parliament has
been released by the federal government, establishing two
levels of advisory bodies to weigh in on legislation and
policies effecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
people."

"Following years of lobbying for community representation at
federal level and an 18 month long consultation process, the
government has put forward its model to be legislated possibly
as early as next year."

"According to the final report, the National Voice will ensure
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have a direct
say on any national laws, policies, and programs, affecting them."

"The system will be comprised of "Local and Regional Voices" and
an overarching "National Voice" that would provide advice to
both the Australian federal parliament and government."

Surely that's a big step in the right direction?

There's more at the given link.
Posted by Foxy, Monday, 24 January 2022 10:15:46 AM
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The 'holiday' is at least being held on the date, and nobody is getting another long weekend.

On the date and the day - which has nothing to do with the 'voice' - Only 15%† support a change to the Australia Day date and, of course, they lurk mainly in the media, universities, and schools.†
Posted by ttbn, Monday, 24 January 2022 11:11:17 AM
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What did the Aborigines call a day when they lost a clash with the families next door & then grabbed everything they could ?
That's what we could call this day !
Posted by individual, Monday, 24 January 2022 12:52:07 PM
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individual,

Did they call it payback?
Posted by Foxy, Monday, 24 January 2022 1:10:24 PM
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We should honour the first Australians and itís high time that the Federal Government launched an anthropological inquiry to find out who they were and where they came from.
Iím afraid however that they may be lost in the mists of time.

Anyone claiming to belong to the First Australians should have to shew proof.
Posted by Is Mise, Monday, 24 January 2022 2:44:15 PM
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