Senate debates

Wednesday, 2 August 2023

Questions without Notice

Australian Constitution: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice

2:14 pm

Photo of James McGrathJames McGrath (Queensland, Liberal National Party, Shadow Assistant Minister to the Leader of the Opposition) Share this | Hansard source

Back in 2017 only the first page of the Uluru Statement from the Heart was released to the Australian people. The full statement has now been released under FOI. It discusses the priority between treaty and constitutional reform and explicitly says a treaty could cover matters such as reparations and a financial settlement such as 'seeking a percentage of GDP'. Minister, what percentage of GDP does the government consider would be an appropriate amount for Australians to pay as a financial settlement?

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