It’s Time Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander People Were Recognised In The Australian Constitution

A moving new video is calling on all Australians to help remove racial discrimination from our Constitution.

1. When the Australian Constitution was created, it completely excluded Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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2. To this day this exclusion has not been remedied, but all political parties have agreed on the need for Constitutional reform.

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3. Recognise This is a youth-led campaign encouraging all Australians to learn more about the issue and push for reform to be made a priority.

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4. A joint select committee of Parliament has been established to finalise a model of Constitutional reform that will be put to a referendum, which all Australians will vote on.

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5. Recognise This says community support is vital in the lead up to a referendum.

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6. They have released a video featuring Budat Mununggurr, a Yolngu teen, speaking passionately about the issue.

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Jenna Guillaume is a senior editor for BuzzFeed and is based in Sydney.
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