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Pressure growing for Constitutional recognition of indigenous people

Pressure growing for Constitutional recognition of indigenous people

Updated 13 February 2013, 10:29 AEST

It's five years today since Kevin Rudd as Prime Minister made the landmark apology to indigenous Australians for the grief, mistreatment and suffering that's occured since European settlers landed two centuries ago.

There's still more to be done to bring the wording of the Constitution into the modern-era.

Blatantly racist sections remain, and there is a campaign gathering steam to introduce new words that reflect the proper status of indigenous peoples.

In Canberra today MPs will take the next step towards arranging all of the language ahead of a referendum inside two years.

Presenter:Peter Lloyd

Speaker:Tanya Hosch, deputy campaign director, Recognise; Jason Glanville, Constitutional change campaigner;

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