What is your full name?
Jacqueline Mary Cesnik
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?
I think Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be regognised as the first nations of Australia 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?
I'm not familiar enough with the format of the constitution
What should the statement say?
Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are acknowledged as being the first people to live in Australia
Do you have any other comments on a statement about the First Peoples of Australia?
I will always remain ashamed of the actions of my own people in creating this mess.
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?
I don't know
Do you have any other comments on powers to make laws for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples?
I would like to work towards not having to consider Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people because they would just "be there" completely equal in every way. If that has to be legislated then so be it.
Do you think that a guarantee against racial discrimination should go into the Constitution?
I don't know
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?
Stop fiddling with the discrimination act.
Do you have any other comments on changing the Constitution to stop racial discrimination?
We need to just do it and stop talking about it.
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?
We had a group like this before and it was riddled with corruption, it could work if it was managed properly
Should we delete section 25?
What would we achieve by getting rid of section 25?
As long as you are an Australian Citizen you should be able to vote
Is there any point in keeping it?
Don't know enough about it.
Are you making a submission on behalf of a person (such as yourself) or organisation?