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Indigenous recognition in new start to Queensland’s constitution

Hello All and once again thank you so much everyone for your support! Please see below article, QLD has now changed the preamble of their state constitution to recognize Indigenous Australians (WOOHOO!!) This is a great first step and hopefully will set an example for changes to the Australian Constitution.

"For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others - Nelson Mandela"

Queensland’s constitution recognising indigenous people as the state’s first inhabitants have passed state parliament.

The Constitution (Preamble) Amendment Bill 2009 was passed late on Tuesday night, with the Liberal National Party (LNP) opposing it.

The preamble states, in part, it will honour: “The Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the first Australians, whose lands, winds and waters we all now share and pay tribute to, their unique values and ancient and enduring cultures which deepen and enrich the life of our community”.

Opposition Leader John-Paul Langbroek said it was wrong to elevate recognition of one ethnic group within the Queensland community to the exclusion of all others.
But Premier Anna Bligh says the preamble provides an “enduring statement on behalf of the Queensland people that acknowledges where we have come from and our aspirations for tomorrow’s Queensland”.

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