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ABORIGINAL RECONCILIATION

Senator Reynolds, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a

formal motion, moved--That the Senate--

(a) notes that in 1991 the Parliament of the Commonwealth

unanimously enacted the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation

Act 1991 to promote a process of reconciliation between the

indigenous and wider Australian communities;

(b) supports the concept of constructive reconciliation between

indigenous and wider Australian communities;

(c) in acknowledgment of this support, adopts the vision of the

Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation, namely, "a united

Australia which respects this land of ours; values the

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage; and provides

justice and equity for all', as a vision shared by this chamber.

Question put and passed.