There are a number of government and non-government organisation that are interested in issues related to constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Some key websites are listed below.
- Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet
Indigenous affairs is now a significant priority of Australian Government, and the Indigenous Affairs Group within the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet is responsible for this. To read about constitutional recognition and other aspects of indigenous policy on the Australian Government’s website, click here.
- Expert Panel on Constitutional Recognition of Indigenous Australians
This panel was assembled by Prime Minister Gillard to begin the formal process of considering how constitutional recognition could be achieved. To read the Expert Panel’s Final Report, click here.
- Australian Parliament’s Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples
The Australian Parliament established a select committee comprising both members of the House of Representatives and the Senate, to consider the Expert Panel’s Final Report and to make recommendations about how Parliament might take this matter to a referendum. To read about the latest work of the Joint Select Committee, click here.
- Reconciliation Australia
Reconciliation Australia is a non-government and non-profit organisation that aims to promote the process of reconciliation between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians. To visit Reconciliation Australia’s website, click here.
Recognise is a campaign established by Reconciliation Australia with the specific mission of promoting support for an amendment to the Australian Constitution that would recognise indigenous Australians. To visit RECOGNISE’S website, click here.
- National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples
National Congress operates as a private company that seeks to provide a national voice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. To read about their approach to constitutional recognition, click here.
- Cape York Institute for Policy and Leadership
The Cape York Institute has been a leader in developing indigenous proposals for constitutional recognition in the aftermath of the Expert Panel’s report. To read more about the Institute’s work, click here.
- Constitution Education Fund Australia
CEFA is a non-profit organisation that seeks to deliver a range of educational initiatives about the history and operation of the Australian Constitution. To read more about CEFA’s work, click here.
- Samuel Griffith Society
The Samuel Griffith Society’s purpose is to defend the great virtues of the present Constitution, to restore the authority of Parliament and defend the independence of the judiciary, to promote discussion of constitutional matters through the articulation of a clear federalist position, and to foster and support reform of Australia’s constitutional system to these ends. To visit the Samuel Griffith Society’s website, click here.