The final report from the meeting of more than 250 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander delegates is only the start to any referendum or treaty

The Referendum Council handed its final report to the prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, and the opposition leader, Bill Shorten, on Friday afternoon but the real battle will begin weeks later when its authors must convince the Australian public, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous, of the case for constitutional reform.

The report is intended to detail proposals put forward in the Uluru statement, which was drafted and agreed upon by a meeting of more than 250 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander delegates at a meeting at Uluru last month.

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