The Act of Recognition is an important part of the move towards Constitutional Recognition, something to which the Australian Greens remain strongly committed. This is an important step towards full Constitutional Recognition, but we can’t stop here.
The Act recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait People as traditional owners, their language, culture, connection to land and water, however it doesn't lock the Government into any action. It also sets out a review, to be undertaken in 12 months time about the best way to achieve a successful referendum.
Now it is time for politicans and the Australian people to demonstrate that they are ready to vote yes, by getting behind the recommendaitons of the Expert Panel and continuing to support this important campaign.
Read our Fact Sheet to learn more about Constitutional Recognition.