Twenty years have passed since the Native Title Act commenced operation. It is important to reflect upon what has been achieved in that time, but also to consider what more needs to be done to achieve reconciliation and improve the quality of life for Indigenous Australians.
While Labor can be proud that the former Federal Labor Government made an apology to the Stolen Generations, it is important to recognise that this is only the beginning in the process of reconciliation. Constitutional recognition of Indigenous peoples as the first Australians, must be a priority for parties of all political persuasions.
The Committee thanks Party units and affiliates for their motions on this topic. The Committee has recommended that support be given to motions calling for justice reinvestment to reduce the incarceration rate of young Indigenous people, as well as measures to protect Aboriginal culture and heritage.
Party Unit and Union Motions (Click to download)