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Perth welcomes the Journey to Recognition

Media Release
Rachel Siewert 1 Dec 2013

The Australian Greens have joined with supporters of recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in our Constitution to welcome the Journey to Recognition at Cottesloe Beach in Perth today.

"The Journey to Recognition has been on an amazing 15,000km trip from Melbourne, via Darwin and Broome, helping build momentum to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in our Constitution," Senator Rachel Siewert, Australian Greens spokesperson on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Issues said today.

"I was in Melbourne on a cold May morning to participate in the launch of the Journey, and joined the celebrations at Garma in the Northern Territory, so it's is great to be able to welcome the Journey to Perth.

"Constitutional Recognition is an important step towards lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Australia. The time for constitutional change has well and truly come.

"I want to congratulate Recognise and many other groups and organisations around the country who continue to be essential to the success of this campaign.

"The Greens have worked hard in Parliament to ensure there is progress on the issue of Constitutional Recognition, and we're committed to continuing this effort.

"By working together to build support and understanding of the importance of Constitutional Recognition, we can ensure a referendum to include the first chapter of our national story into our founding document is successful," Senator Siewert concluded.

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