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Australian public "reluctant" to accept Indigenous recognition vote

Australian public "reluctant" to accept Indigenous recognition vote

Updated 30 November 2012, 13:27 AEST

The minority Australian Green party has welcomed legislation to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia's first inhabitants.

The Federal Government says the legislation is a step towards holding a referendum to recognise Indigenous Australians in the constitution, but doesn't think it has gathered enough public support to succeed.

Presenter: Geraldine Coutts

Speaker: Rachel Siewert, Senator for Western Australia, Australian Greens' Whip

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