Run this up your flagpole.
Why not combine indigenous recognition in the constitution with the legal framing of the republic..
..by constitutionally requiring the President of Australia be an Indigenous Australian?
A few definitions, presidential job description, constitutional rejig, to be sorted.
First round of voting: Indigenous Australian constituency elects a limited number of presidential candidates.
Second round: National constituency elects the president from the Indigenous-elected candidates.
A piddling, begrudged nod to history will not fix the hole in the national soul.
And wouldn't we love to see President Marcia Langton give the mediocre clowns in the other arm of government a good, regular kicking?
Light blue touch paper and stand back.