Dr Dylan Lino - Voice, Sovereignty and Constitutional Change

Dr Dylan Lino is Senior Lecturer at the TC Beirne School of Law at the University of Queensland, and was a member of the team that provided legal advice to the Uluru Dialogue. Dylan researches constitutional law, colonialism and imperialism, and in particular, the rights and status of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples within Australia's settler constitutional order. He is the author of "Constitutional recognition: First Peoples and the Australian settler state". (Sydney: Federation Press 2018). According to Bundjalung lawyer Dani Larkin, this book “provides an outstanding historical and theoretical account of ‘constitutional recognition’ and what it means for the first peoples of Australia.”

Dylan spoke to us and took questions on what the Voice means for sovereignty, on why it comes first in the Voice Treaty Truth sequence, and how change to the constitution has historically led to further positive changes for First Nations peoples.

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