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Ashfield Council

 

Ordinary Meeting - 12 October 2010

 

 

SUPPLEMENTARY ITEM

 

 

9 Summary of Notices Of Motion

 

9.1 BILL TO AMEND THE NEW SOUTH WALES CONSTITUTION . Mark Drury - Councillor. Report submitted with attachments 1 and 2.

(11/10/10) Multiculturalism>Aboriginal Issues

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NM20/2010 Attached

 

Accordingly, I move:-

 

1/2 Ashfield Council congratulates Premier Kristina Keneally for introducing a Bill to amend the New South Wales Constitution for the long over due recognition of Aboriginal people as the first people of our the state and their ongoing contribution to our state.

 

2/2 Ashfield Council congratulates our local member, Linda Burney MP on the logic, power and passion of her speech in support of the Bill.


Ashfield Council Report to Ordinary Meeting held on Tuesday 12 October 2010

NM20/2010

Multiculturalism>Aboriginal Issues

NOTICE OF MOTION OF WHICH DUE NOTICE HAS BEEN GIVEN BY

 

COUNCILLORS Mark Drury, Lucille McKenna, Alex Lofts and Jeanette Wang

 

 

BILL TO AMEND THE NEW SOUTH WALES CONSTITUTION

 

To move Notice of Motion No. NM20/2010

 

The NSW constitution has for far to long been shamefully silent on the first peoples of this state

 

A bill to remedy this has passed the NSW Legislative Assembly and is being considered by the Legislative Council.

 

If passed The Constitution Act 1902 would be amended to read:

"(a) The people and Parliament of New South Wales acknowledge and honour the Aboriginal people as the first people and nations of the State, and

(b) The People and Parliament of NSW recognise that Aboriginal people have a spiritual, social and cultural relationship with their traditional lands and waters and have made a unique and lasting contribution to the identity of New South Wales

(c) Nothing in this section creates in any person any legal right or gives rise to any civil cause of action, or affects the interpretation of this Act or any other law in force in New South Wales."

 

 

 

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment 1View

Media Release NSW Land Council 16 June 2010

1 Page

 

Attachment 2View

ABC News, First posted Wednesday 8 September 2010

1 Page

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accordingly, I move:-

 

1/2 Ashfield Council congratulates Premier Kristina Keneally for introducing a Bill to amend the New South Wales Constitution for the long over due recognition of Aboriginal people as the first people of our the state and their ongoing contribution to our state.

 

2/2 Ashfield Council congratulates our local member, Linda Burney MP on the logic, power and passion of her speech in support of the Bill.

 

 

 

 

 

Mark Drury

 

Lucille McKenna

Alex Lofts

Jeanette Wang

 


Attachment 1

 

Media Release NSW Land Council 16 June 2010

 


Attachment 2

 

ABC News, First posted Wednesday 8 September 2010