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?
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?
There should be a couple of places for it - in the pre-amble but also within the body of constitution at the apropriate places
What should the statement say?
It should indicate that souvrenty was never ceded, acknowledge the First People of Australia and our special links and responsibilities to country that are ongoing to this day and beyond
Do you have any other comments on a statement about the First Peoples of Australia?
This should not be the be all and end of changes at this time. It is not to stand alone, but be part of several changes to the 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 have any other comments on powers to make laws for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples?
I don't trust the Australian Parliament to always make laws for the 'good' of our people, if anyone is going to make these laws just for Aboriginal people, it should be our own mob - therefore we need our own voice with powers to be able to do so
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?
Do you have any other comments on changing the Constitution to stop racial discrimination?
Governments should not be able to suspend this laws in order to be able to target sections of our community (Aboriginal or non)
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 other comments on this Indigenous group?
This group needs to be given real power and not just another 'Jakie Jakie' advisor to people who know what's best for the poor uneducated, unable black fellas...
Should we delete section 25?
What would we achieve by getting rid of section 25?
A fair go for ALL Australians. If you're an Australian citizen, then you're entitiled to vote!
Is there any point in keeping it?
Are you making a submission on behalf of a person (such as yourself) or organisation?