Three of the country's most influential Aboriginal leaders tell Parliament a referendum to establish a new Indigenous advisory body would be a guaranteed failure if held too soon.
Former Liberal Party leader John Hewson calls for multi-question referendum to deal with dual-citizenship, formal recognition of Indigenous Australians and the republic debates.
One of the Prime Minister's chief advisers reveals the establishment of an Indigenous advisory body is still "very much" on the table in negotiations with the Turnbull Government.
Close to 80 per cent of Australians have voted in the optional same-sex marriage postal survey, and appetite is growing for giving the public another chance to have a say.
Malcolm Turnbull's decision to walk away from the historic Uluru Statement from the Heart angers Indigenous leaders, with Cape York leader Noel Pearson labelling the PM's comments "egregious dog whistling".
The proposal for an Indigenous advisory body to be enshrined in the constitution will not go to a referendum, which Labor senator Pat Dodson says is a "slap in the face" of the Referendum Council.
The Federal Opposition accuses the Government of stalling on the road to a referendum to establish constitutional change for Indigenous people, saying momentum has been lost on the issue.