Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown welcomed the release today of the report by the Expert Panel on Constitutional Recognition of Local Government.
"The Gillard government and the Opposition should get behind this important and needed constitutional reform," Senator Brown said.
"The panel's outcome is the result of the process that stemmed from the agreement the Greens signed with Labor on 1 September 2010."
The agreement stated that the parties would work together and with other parliamentarians to:
Hold referenda during the 43rd Parliament or at the next election on Indigenous constitutional recognition and recognition of local government in the Constitution.