Media Coverage


Below are collections of articles we believe have helped shaped the discussion on constitutional reform over the past few years.


Articles are listed chronologically.


Aboriginal Community Perspectives from Victoria on Constitutional Reform


Jeremy Clark & Jill Gallagher "Why Indigenous Australia will reject a minimalist referendum question", (The Age Newspaper, March 20, 2017.)


Nayuka Gorrie, “Fuck your recognition, I want Treaty.” May 17, 2016.


Professor Muriel Bamblett “It will take time and a resolute heart to exorcise the terra nullius demon” The Age, May 26, 2013


Celeste Liddle, “I don't want your Recognise campaign – it's nothing but a sham” (The Guardian Newspaper, 18 August, 2014)



Moving on from symbolic recognition:

Stan Grant, “Garma: Dr Galarrwuy Yunupingu calls for Australia's 'final settlement'” (ABC News, 6 August, 2017)

Galarrwuy Yunupingu “Makarrata the map to reconciliation: over to you, leaders” (The Australian, July 31, 2017)

Harry Hobbs, "Everything you need to know about the Referendum Council’s final report." (The Conversation, 19 July, 2017)

Sean Brennan and Gabrielle Appleby, "It's been a long, painful journey to unity at Uluru. Let's not waste this opportunity" (The Guardian, 30th May, 2017)

Waleed Aly, Scott Stephens and Megan Davis, "Why 'recognition' of Indigenous Australians isn't enough" (ABC Radio National, The Minefield, 11 August, 2016.)

Davis, Megan  "Political Timetables Trump Workable Timetables': Indigenous Constitutional Recognition and the Temptation of Symbolism Over Substance" (IndigLawB 47; (2014) 8(15) Indigenous Law Bulletin 6)


The Relationship Between Constitutional Reform, Treaty & Sovereignty 

Troy Bramston, “Indigenous treaty more meaningful, says Paul Keating” (The Australian, November 14, 2016)

“Mark Yettica-Paulson appointed joint campaign director at Recognise” (The Guardian Newspaper, September 7, 2017)

Megan Davies “Seeking a settlement: How does the reinvigorated treaty movement fit with recognition? “ (The Monthly, June 2016).

Stan Grant “Without a treaty and constitutional recognition, no Australian is truly free” (NITV, 16 June, 2016)

Mark McMillan, “Mark McMillan: Treaty a recognition of ongoing lawful relations” (NITV News, 16th June, 2016) 

Tanya Hosch, “Tanya Hosch: Constitutional recognition is something weʼre absolutely entitled to” (NITV News, March 16, 2016)

Professor George Williams “Does Constitutional Reform Negate Aboriginal Sovereignty?” (Indigenous Law Bulletin, November 2012.)



Referendum Council

Discussion Paper - October 2016

Final Report - July 2017


The Joint Select Committee on Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples:

Interim Report - July 15, 2014

Progress Report - October 2014

Final Report - June 2015


The Expert Panel

The Expert Panel Report - 2012


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Act of Recognition Review Panel

Final Report


Australian Law Students’ Association Winter Reporter

Constitutional Recognition of the Rights of Australian Indigenous Peoples'  - 2012 


RecVic's Briefing Papers on Constitutional Recognition:

RecVic's Briefing Document on Constitutional Reform for LRGs and Networks - August 2017

RecVic's Guidelines Document: "CONSTITUTIONAL REFORM AND TREATY: Approach and Considerations for Victorian Local Reconciliation Groups " April 2017.

RecVic's summary and position statement in reponse to the Aboriginal Open Community Meeting - February.

RecVic Briefing Paper on the Joint Select Committee's Final Report - June 2015

March 2015 - Briefing Paper

RecVic's Briefing Paper on the Joint Select Committee's Interim Report - August 2014

Briefing Paper #1 - March 2014: Constitutional reform: What’s it about and what’s RecVic’s position? The story continued…

Briefing Paper #2 - August 2014: Constitutional reform & meaningful recognition: Where the campaign is at & what is RecVic’s position?

Background Briefing Paper: March: Briefing Paper 2014.


RecVic's 2nd Submission to the Joint Select Committee, August 2014 "Ongoing Consideration: Meaningful Recognition and Agreement Making”.

 Rec Vic's Submission to the Joint Select Committee February 2014 'Submission to the Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples: "Considering the issue of ‘positive purpose’, ‘advancement’, beneficial policy”'.



The National Congress of Australia's First Peoples has a flyer which can be downloaded here.

Re-write the Rulebook


The Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency has a flyer which has detailed information on the proposal.

To view to document follow this link

Education Packs:

There has been some great work done to develop resources for students to learn more about constitutional recognition.

Recognise - School's Kit

Reconciliation South Australia - School's Information Packs


Local Groups - Community Advocacy:

Shepparton Reconciliation Group and Geelong One Fire Reconciliation Group both received funding from Recognise to deliver awareness raising programs about constitutional recognition in their local areas.

Geelong One Fire Reconciliation Group 



"RECOGNISE - Journey To Recognition with Charlee-Sue" - July 2013

"Does Constitutional Reform Negate Aboriginal Sovereignty?" Sydney Opera House, September 13, 2012.

"Constitutional Recognition of Australia's First Peoples: Sell Out Or Stepping Stone?", Melbourne Town Hall, May 30, 2013

"Act of Unity" View ABC Insiders report on this historic event, 17th February 2013