Prime Minister Tony Abbott has met with four key Indigenous leaders instrumental in pushing for constitutional recognition to soothe tensions over community consultations.
Over the next year a referendum council, which will oversee national consultation on the issue, will establish a program of Indigenous consultations.
In July the Prime Minister held a summit with 40 hand-picked Indigenous leaders to break the impasse on a stagnating campaign towards constitutional recognition.
Formerly with BuzzFeed News, Allan Clarke is a NITV reporter based in Sydney.
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