A simple referendum question about consitutional change would leave the parliament to handle the detail of how to give Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders a voice in the legislative process, writes Rosalind Dixon.
In an edited extract, Megan Davis, Noel Pearson and Pat Anderson argue for a mechanism that will allow Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to participate more directly in decision-making in Canberra.
Law Professor Megan Davis says it will be an honour in her new role to showcase and develop UNSW research across important areas of Indigenous policy, while nurturing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander scholars.
Patronising racial stereotypes that laud Aboriginal peoples' natural sporting prowess are impeding the development of Aboriginal leadership in sport and its many flow-on benefits, a UNSW researcher has found.
A vote on constitutional recognition of Indigenous Australians is unlikely before 2018. But Paul Kildea warns that the longer the consultation process goes on, the more debate is likely to split and fracture.