Discussion paper response

Clayton Simpson
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Clayton Simpson
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Do you support recognising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples by changing the Constitution or making some other kind of legal change?
What should the change look like?
Constitutional Reform in Recognising First Peoples within their Constitution must be substantially significant that it shakes up the way law and policy making is made in this country, in other words a radical change needs a radical solution. Providing a
Should we have a statement that acknowledges the First Peoples of Australia?
Yes. This should be in the Constitution.
Where is the best place to put it?
In a brand new section 127. This section was deleted in 1967 and it has been left blank for 50 years. Here is a great opportunity to dedicate a section that was written to supposedly discriminate against us however we can change this.
What should the statement say?
Recognising that I am no constitutional lawyer (and I should not have to be to take part in this discussion) This new section 127 could have a heading such as Statement of First Nations Sovereignty. This section recognises the executive powers of First Na
Do you have any other comments on a statement about the First Peoples of Australia?
This representative body must be transformative and have a significant impact on the way laws are passed in this country. For that reason it is essential that this representative body holds a minimum of 4 seats; two in the upper and 2 in the lower house.
Should the word 'race' be taken out of the Constitution?
I don't know
Should the Australian Parliament keep the power to make special laws for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples?
I don't know
Do you have any other comments on powers to make laws for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples?
For any form of sovereignty to have any credibility we must be seen as stakeholders in all matters affecting our ancestral homelands. We need reparations and this could be done through ensuring we are financially sustainable through receiving 5-8% p.a of
Do you think that a guarantee against racial discrimination should go into the Constitution?
Do you have any other comments on changing the Constitution to stop racial discrimination?
It should be all forms of discrimination, it just racial.
Do you think Indigenous people should have a say when Parliament and government make laws and policies about Indigenous affairs?
Should a new Indigenous group be set up under the Constitution to give advice and make sure Indigenous people have a voice in political decisions that affect them?
Do you have any other comments on this Indigenous group?
As mentioned above an Indigenous Voice is irrelevant and absolutly rediculous as it is not binding. Veto powers is what's needed. 1. We could look at the ATSIC model; and although ATSIC was accountable to parliament in regards to executive response, we c
Should we delete section 25?
I don't know
What would we achieve by getting rid of section 25?
Nothing. This section has been subject to many senate hearings over many decades. Why hasn't the parliament enacted this in the past I feel it's irrelevant? Perhaps this section is still important today which is why it is never deleted.
Do you have any other comments?
As we only make up 1.3% of our overall voting population, we are stuffed from the get go. Whatever is agreed to at Uluru, it is critical that we allow our people to vote on this first through a plebiscite or some form of polling that allows us to gain a c
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