Discussion paper response

Madeline Oliver
What is your full name?
Madeline Oliver
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?
not sure what the issues are - perhaps just a declaration that their sovereignty was never ceded
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?
In the Constitution, and acknowledgment at the beginning of all parliamentary meetings and proceedings
Should the word 'race' be taken out of the Constitution?
I don't know
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 have any other comments on changing the Constitution to stop racial discrimination?
I think the recognition of indigenous people should be separate from a clause about racism, because while there's racism involved, the issues around indigenous dispossession are much bigger than 'racism'.
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?
Should we delete section 25?
What would we achieve by getting rid of section 25?
Less racist society
Is there any point in keeping it?
Would need to be convinced
Are you making a submission on behalf of a person (such as yourself) or organisation?