Reconciliation Australia has announced the end of the Recognise campaign.
Following months of community consultation, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander delegates met in May this year for a large deliberative event about the path to constitutional reform.
Reconciliation Australia says the output of this event, the Uluru Statement, now best reflects the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and, therefore, the best way forward.
The federal government formally rejected the Uluru Statement's 'Voice to Parliament' proposal. Reconciliation Australia says they see the decision as a frustrating blow to all who participated in the government-initiated Referendum Council process.
While they are disappointed that the government has rejected this reasonable aspiration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, they do support the formation of a parliamentary committee to consider the issues and proposals raised throughout the constitutional reform process.
For more information go to the Reconciliation Australia website.