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Relay for change passes through

Thursday, 30th July, 2015

RECOGNISE campaigner Belinda Frail will be in the city in August to discuss changes to the constitution. RECOGNISE campaigner Belinda Frail will be in the city in August to discuss changes to the constitution.

The RECOGNISE relay will return to Broken Hill in early August, engaging locals in the movement to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Constitution and remove racism from it.

The Journey to Recognition, which began in May 2013, has clocked up more than 32,000 kilometres so far, and engaged more than 20,000 people in recognition events across Victoria, South Australia, the Northern Territory, Western Australia, Queensland and NSW.

The relay invites local communities across Australia to attend events and be part of the movement to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Constitution - and to ensure there is no place for racial discrimination in it.

“The Australian Constitution currently contains sections which allow for racial discrimination and it does not acknowledge more than 40,000 years of history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people,” said Ngemba woman and RECOGNISE campaigner Belinda Frail.

“On our travels around the country, we’re trying to meet with as many community members as possible to increase awareness and support to make these important changes to the Constitution.”

“I’m a Brewarrina girl and I’m looking forward to hearing from other local communities as the relay moves through regional NSW and into some of the border towns.”

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