Jacqui Lambie blasts Liberal backbencher on constitutional recognition

"There is a lot of the Indigenous out there who want recognition and I think this a great way for white Australia to extend the olive branch," she told NITV News.

Her comments come in a week that has seen the debate about changing Australia's Constitution to positively acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples put back on the agenda.

Advocacy group Recognise, which receives millions of dollars in government funding to raise awareness about the issue, released research earlier this week that showed overwhelming public support for recognition.