MPs examining proposals of the Uluru statement find differing views on its operation

A parliamentary committee established to examine the proposals of the Uluru statement has heard there is strong support for the concept of an Indigenous voice to parliament but no firm agreement on what such a body should look like.

The Uluru statement recommended the creation of a constitutionally enshrined representative body called the Indigenous voice to parliament, which would advise parliament on matters that specifically affect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and would have to be established via referendum. It also recommended that Australia commit to a process of agreement-making and truth telling.

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