A national survey has found widespread support for an Indigenous Voice to Parliament, contrary to views expressed by the Turnbull Government that such a proposal would receive limited public backing.
The Turnbull government’s decision to put the Australian Bureau of Statistics in charge of a voluntary postal plebiscite on same-sex marriage has left many scratching their heads, writes Paul Kildea.
If we are to have a mature and sensible debate on Indigenous recognition, we must be more willing to embrace difficult issues and diverse perspectives, writes Paul Kildea.
Recent history tells us that we should be cautious about newly minted prime ministers promising to fix the federation, writes Paul Kildea.
If we are to forge a way ahead on Indigenous recognition in the constitution, it must be through political leadership and genuine public consultation, writes Paul Kildea.
A national people’s convention on constitutional recognition for Indigenous people could be the circuit breaker the drifting issue needs, writes Paul Kildea.
Change to the Australian Constitution to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is more than mere symbolism. It will demonstrably counteract Indigenous disadvantage, argues Paul Kildea.
The process governing federal-state relations has been hampered by a breakdown in trust, writes Paul Kildea.