What is your full name?
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?
The Change should incorporate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first peoples of this Land as per 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?
What should the statement say?
This is for indigenous leadership to write.
Do you have any other comments on a statement about the First Peoples of Australia?
This is long overdue. The Treaty is separate and its good to not conflate. I hope to see both in my lifetime. I'm an old irish / kiwi working class sheila / adult educator / mentor. I still walk beside you.......And stand up.....
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?
Clarity would be defined in a Treaty doc
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?
A Treaty would better suit but I have to say I'm not legally up on the C. I suspect the C defends the rights of all citizens. I'm not sure if the Constitution would document this
Do you have any other comments on changing the Constitution to stop racial discrimination?
Recognition in the founding doc is powerful ground in the nation's foundation doc. 'story / histories
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?
Do you have any ideas about what the new group would look like?
It would be a watch dog - across media platforms. I'm not sure this fits in the C!
Do you have any other comments on this Indigenous group?
Should we delete section 25?
What would we achieve by getting rid of section 25?
Is there any point in keeping it?
Do you have any other comments?
Are you making a submission on behalf of a person (such as yourself) or organisation?