Back to HELP!!! Recognise Indigenous Australians in the Australian Constitution

CALL TO ACTION - BY 29/09/2011; TIME TO HAVE YOUR SAY

CALL TO ACTION - BY 29/09/2011; TIME TO HAVE YOUR SAY;

Hi Everyone, Great news, The federal government (Gillard) has committed to holding a referendum at or before the next federal election on recognising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Australian Constitution.

As loyal supporters of this cause, can I ask that you take 2 minutes and have your say here by 29/09/2011..
http://www.youmeunity.org.au/have-your-say

There are 6578 members on this page (and only 2560 submissions have been made online) so we have enough to make a real contribution I believe. Lets have a say, and thank you once again for your support.

(for those of you who are really pressed for time, here is some template wording you can copy and paste to get you started, mostly taken from this causes About page)

***I support constitutional recognition for Indigenous Australians in the preamble and the body. Recognition and acknowledgment of Indigenous Australian peoples and cultures past and present in our Constitution would show our valued place as part of our national identity. I beleive these changes will bring our constitution into accord with the values of contemporary Australian society***

"Before making its recommendations to Government, the Panel wants to hear the views of a wide cross-section of the Australian community. We therefore, invite and welcome comments and contributions from all Australians" There have been face to face community consultations going on around Australia (didnt reach my radar unfortunatley) so online input it is!

There is in depth discussion papers available on the you and me unity website, http://www.youmeunity.org.au/be-informed/discussion-paper which gives an in depth explanation. if you do have the time, have a read through before submitting your comments.

Thank you all once again for your support, and expect to see more bullitens from me in the next week until the submissions close..

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