Constitution Amendment (Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal People) Act 2016
An Act to amend the preamble of the Constitution Act 1934 to provide for the constitutional recognition of Aboriginal people
This Act may be cited as the Constitution Amendment (Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal People) Act 2016 .
This Act commences on the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.
In this Act, the Constitution Act 1934 is referred to as the Principal Act.
4. Preamble amended
The Principal Act is amended by inserting at the end of the preamble the following:And whereas the Parliament, on behalf of all the people of Tasmania, acknowledges the Aboriginal people as Tasmania's First People and the traditional and original owners of Tasmanian lands and waters; recognises the enduring spiritual, social, cultural and economic importance of traditional lands and waters to Tasmanian Aboriginal people; and recognises the unique and lasting contributions that Tasmanian Aboriginal people have made and continue to make to Tasmania:
This Act is repealed on the three hundred and sixty fifth day from the day on which it commences.
[Second reading presentation speech made in:
House of Assembly on 13 OCTOBER 2016
Legislative Council on 26 OCTOBER 2016]