Discussion paper response

Dennis James simmons
What is your full name?
Dennis James simmons
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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?
We. need to talk about whether being Part of a constitution that doesn't really give us what we need is the best way?
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?
We're ever we can get the best results for all Ab. TSI people
What should the statement say?
We recognise Aboriginal people as the first people. We give 2 seats in parliament. We will give back percentage of the resource wealth for Ab. People to self determine their way forward with mutual Support and espect.
Should the word 'race' be taken out of the Constitution?
Should the Australian Parliament keep the power to make special laws for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples?
Do you have any other comments on powers to make laws for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples?
Laws for Aboriginal people should be made by elected aboriginal leaders in collaboration with the parliament, after vigorous consultation with the aboriginal people and communities that will be affected by the laws the most.
Do you think that a guarantee against racial discrimination should go into the Constitution?
Do you have any ideas about what words to use for that guarantee, or where in the Constitution to put it?
No law will stop racial discrimination. But a law that protects all people from negative discrimation of all forms is absolutely crucial in Australia.
Should the guarantee protect all Australians against racial discrimination, or only Indigenous Australians?
All Australians
If there is not enough support for a guarantee in the Constitution, what other things can we do to stop racial discrimination in national laws?
There is no guarantee of anything in politics. More access to education for Austealians
Do you have any other comments on changing the Constitution to stop racial discrimination?
People will always see difference education and striongleadership will stop them from negative behaviours.
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?
I don't know
Do you have any other comments on this Indigenous group?
If the group is set up to then the government needs to take on board their advice otherwise it will be frustrations for the group and the people who elect them and nothing will change.
Should we delete section 25?
What would we achieve by getting rid of section 25?
Equality ns the first sentence of the National Anthem
Is there any point in keeping it?
None that I can see.
Do you have any other comments?
If all aboriginal and TSI people can work together the constitution will be secondary in our possible achievements.
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