What is your full name?
Graham Richard Smith
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?
All countries have a long history of being colonised by other people over the millennium and today's populations are a result. There is no inherent value in when your forebears came to this or any country. We are all equal and should be seen to be equal b
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 law should and must treat us equally. The 'aboriginal industry' that has grown in recent decades should be disbanded and everyone treated the same with the same educational, health and work opportunities. No exceptions.
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?
Get rid of all such extraneous laws and treat everyone equally
Do you have any other comments on changing the Constitution to stop racial discrimination?
Bad behaviour of individuals cannot be legislated, it should be rejected out of hand by society.
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?
All people have a voice in the Australian Parliment already through our democratic system of government. No group should be recognised above another.
Should we delete section 25?
What would we achieve by getting rid of section 25?
We should all be considered 'Australian' only and therefore not part of any separate race.
Is there any point in keeping it?
Are you making a submission on behalf of a person (such as yourself) or organisation?