Discussion paper response

Sharne West
What is your full name?
Sharne West
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?
I do not know the constitution in detail but I am in favor of any changes that make it better for Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander Peoples
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?
I don't know but it should be in there
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?
Aboriginal People have the right to make their own decisions and should have more rights in relation to the constitution
Do you think that a guarantee against racial discrimination should go into the Constitution?
Do you have any ideas about what words to use for that guarantee, or where in the Constitution to put it?
I believe that it should be illegal to make negative comments about another person's race no matter who they are. Hopefully with it in the constitution, we will be able to prosecute people who do it.
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?
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?
Anything is better than nothing!
Should we delete section 25?
What would we achieve by getting rid of section 25?
Everyone would have the freedom to vote which is their right
Is there any point in keeping it?
Are you making a submission on behalf of a person (such as yourself) or organisation?