Abbott government links black funding to support for constitutional reform

If you talk to anyone supportive of constitutional reform, they will tell you that there is general acceptance across Australia – including Indigenous Australia – of proposals to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in the constitution.If you mention it to the body tasked with drumming up awareness – the government-backed and funded Recognise – they’ll go further, claiming the “vast majority” of Australians are behind them. They proclaim that recent polls found “almost 7 out of 10 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people supported constitutional reform”.