The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner has rejected Tokenistic Claims

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner has rejected the idea that acknowledging traditional owners is Tokenistic.

Tony Abbott made the comments over the weekend and was backed up with Liberal backbencher, Wilson Tuckey, saying a ‘Welcome to Country’ is a farce.

Mick Gooda says the acknowledgment is a mark of respect and critical to the reconciliation process.

The Greens have also called on Mr Tuckey to apologise for his remarks and Paul Keating has slammed Tony Abbott for his.

Posted via email from 4ZZZ News

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