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Imagining a Makarrata Commission

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posted on 2023-10-30, 09:33 authored by Shireen MorrisShireen Morris, Harry Hobbs

The Uluru Statement from the Heart advocates for a First Nations constitutional voice and a legislated Makarrata Commission to supervise agreement-making and truth-telling. A First Nations voice is the immediate priority and the necessary focus of scholarly and practical discussion. However, while advocates envisage a Makarrata Commission being established following a First Nations voice, there is negligible research imagining how a Makarrata Commission might operate. This article addresses that gap. Drawing on agreement-making and truth-telling processes in Australia, Aotearoa New Zealand and Canada, it imagines how a national institution to supervise agreement-making and truth-telling could function.

History

Publication Date

2022

Volume

48

Issue

3

Type

Journal Article

Pages

19–64

AGLC Citation

Shireen Morris and Harry Hobbs, 'Imagining a Makarrata Commission' (2022) 48(3) Monash University Law Review 19.