Discussion paper response

Stanley Hearn
What is your full name?
Stanley Hearn
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?
It should acknowledge that the original "terra nullis" adopted by the English invaders was a lie and the original peoples of this continent should now be recognised as first Australians, with full rights under 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?
within the lead into the peoples recognised as Australian.
What should the statement say?
The Constitution recognises that the "first peoples" of this continent are and continue to be Australians under this Constitution.
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 think that a guarantee against racial discrimination should go into the Constitution?
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?
Do you have any other comments on this Indigenous group?
Indigenous people should be treated as Australians under the Constitution. Exactly the sams as all other Australians.
Should we delete section 25?
What would we achieve by getting rid of section 25?
acceptance that we are all Australians.
Is there any point in keeping it?
Are you making a submission on behalf of a person (such as yourself) or organisation?