Pollies united on indigenous rights
AN INTERNATIONAL day dedicated to upholding the rights of indigenous peoples and ending discrimination has brought federal politicians together.
The International Day of the World’s Indigenous People yesterday marked 10 years since indigenous rights were enshrined in a United Nations declaration.
“The next step is enshrining an indigenous voice in our constitution,” Labor leader Bill Shorten said in a statement.
Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion said it was a day to celebrate “co- designed solutions” to indigenous issues.
“Today we celebrate the important contribution of indigenous peoples the world over and in particular, our First Australians, who bring the most unique story to our nation’s history as the oldest continuing culture on the planet,” Mr Scullion said in a Facebook post.