Discussion paper response

Eguavon Eguaibor
What is your full name?
Eguavon Eguaibor
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?
What should the change look like?
Purely recognition in the Constitution.
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 preamble
What should the statement say?
Something along the lines of (NSW State Preamble): 1) Parliament, on behalf of the People of Australia, Recognises, acknowledges and honours Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the nation's first people and nations. 2) Parliament, on behalf
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?
The word "race" should only be mentioned in the Constitution in respect to the inclusion of a 'racial discrimination" provision in it ("A" below).
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?
"A" That all people are equal; that no law shall be made that discriminates on the basis of race.
Should the guarantee protect all Australians against racial discrimination, or only Indigenous Australians?
All Australians
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?
Should we delete section 25?
What would we achieve by getting rid of section 25?
It's disgraceful that it exists
Do you have any other comments?
I believe that Indigenous people should be recognised that they were here first as this is the righteous and proper thing to do. Particularly consult the First Peoples when making laws and policy about matters that affect them directly or indirectly.
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