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Venue: Papa Goose
91-93 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

21st November 2017 , 12:30pm - 2:00pm

$77.00 (inc. GST)

Bookings Close: 17th November 2017

An Indigenous Voice to Parliament: a meaningful but moderate idea that won’t be abandoned

Members Lunch with Mark Leibler AC

21st November 2017

“The council made one, single recommendation for constitutional change: that the constitution should provide for a representative body that gives Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples a voice to the federal parliament, and the right to be consulted on the policies that affect them. Despite the government’s rejection of this proposal, I remain optimistic that one day we will have the political leadership to match the leadership demonstrated by the Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders who achieved consensus on the Uluru Statement from the Heart”. - Mark Leibler AC

Mark is senior partner at Arnold Bloch Leibler. As head of the firm’s renowned taxation practice, for five decades he has acted for many of Australia’s largest businesses and corporate leaders.

Mark was co-chair of the Referendum Council on Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, which delivered its final report to the Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition on 30 June 2017. He previously served as co-chair of Reconciliation Australia and co-chair of the Expert Panel on Constitutional Recognition.

In 2005 Mark was appointed as a Companion of the Order of Australia for his service to our nation in business, taxation and commercial law, as well as his work with the Australian and international Jewish communities, and to reconciliation and the promotion of understanding between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

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