“Aboriginal people could be officially recognised in the South Australian constitution following the introduction of Constitution (Recognition of Aboriginal Peoples) Amendment Bill by Premier Jay Weatherill.”
Constitution (Recognition of Aboriginal Peoples) Amendment Bill 2012
Amendment of Constitution Act 1934—Part 2
2 Following the Apology given on 28 May 1997, the Parliament, on
behalf of the people of South Australia—
(a) acknowledges and respects Aboriginal peoples as the State’s first peoples and nations; and
(b) recognises Aboriginal peoples as traditional owners and occupants of land and waters in South Australia and that—
(i) their spiritual, social, cultural and economic practices come from their traditional lands and waters; and
(ii) they maintain their cultural and heritage beliefs, languages and laws which are of ongoing importance; and
(iii) they have made and continue to make a unique and irreplaceable contribution to the State; and
(c) acknowledges that the Aboriginal peoples have endured past injustice and dispossession of their traditional lands and waters.
3. The Parliament does not intend this section to have any legal force or effect.
(Emphasis added – songlines)