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Aboriginal people want recognition in the constitution of Australia

Aboriginal people want recognition in the constitution of Australia

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Leaders of the Aborigines, the original inhabitants of Australia, Wednesday began a three-day conference at the famous and for them the sacred red rock of Uluru (Ayers Rock).

Purpose of the meeting is to determine how Aboriginal people in the constitution of Australia should be included.

In one of the first versions of the constitution were the Aborigines are still classified as flora and fauna of the country. Later this year, Australia had a referendum on the position of the Aborigines, which is still no good and clear constitutional recognition.

The hundreds of thousands of original inhabitants have long been discriminated against. So children were taken away from their parents and placed with white families.

The group, 3 percent of the Australian population, dangles still at the bottom of the social ladder. The life expectancy is considerably lower than that of other Australians and in the prisons are a disproportionately high number of Aboriginal people.

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