Indigenous people recognised by NSW, but does this mean they have more rights?


Indigenous people in New South Wales are on their way to being recognised as the state’s first people – the location where white men landed on Australia’s shores over 200 years ago. Premier Kristina Keneally introduced a bill in parliament this morning aiming to acknowledge the aboriginal people of New South Wales, by amending the constitution to acknowledge them as Australia’s first people. The Greens are calling for similar changes at a federal level, but does recognition really mean social change for indigenous Australians, who are still at the mercy of discrimination within Australia’s constitution?

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