Discussion paper response

Michael Collett
What is your full name?
Michael Collett
What is your postal code?
Do you support recognising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples by changing the Constitution or making some other kind of legal change?
Should we have a statement that acknowledges the First Peoples of Australia?
Do you have any other comments on a statement about the First Peoples of Australia?
No one knows who the first people were and why does it matter, England was conquered many times yet no one makes this an issue. Things are as they are. We westerners took their freedom and replaced it with our slavery. So no handouts just let them be FREE
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?
Do you think that a guarantee against racial discrimination should go into the Constitution?
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?
Read above
Do you have any other comments on changing the Constitution to stop racial discrimination?
All people all equal government by the people for the people.
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?
Is it worth creating the new group if it can only give advice and does not have the power to block new laws?
I don't know
Do you have any ideas about what the new group would look like?
Why a new group
Should we delete section 25?
What would we achieve by getting rid of section 25?
All people are equal non are lesser
Is there any point in keeping it?
Do you have any other comments?
We need a people's constitution and a bill of rights that truly constrains government power and police powers
Are you making a submission on behalf of a person (such as yourself) or organisation?