First Nations Convention rejects recognition in favour of reform

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After six months of regional dialogues, and three days of meetings in Uluru.

The Referendum Council, a body set up by Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten, issued a powerful statement outlining what indigenous people want in constitutional reform.

Called the Uluru Statement From the Heart, the statement has outright rejected the idea of mere recognition in the constitution, and instead called for a representative body to be enshrined in the nation’s founding document and a begin the process  towards treaty building.

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