Recognition of Indigenous Australians and the Constitution

On the eve of the federal election, prime minister John Howard kicked off his campaign at the Wentworth Sofitel Hotel on October 17, 2007 with a speech titled “The Right Time: Constitutional Recognition for Indigenous Australians”. He told an audience of The Sydney Institute: “Tonight my focus is another topic of utmost national importance; one that transcends the past, the present and the future of Australia and that goes to the heart of our national identity and shared destiny.”

By Noel Pearson

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