What is your full name?
Lauren Rebecca Stinson
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.
Do you have any other comments on a statement about the First Peoples of Australia?
It should not be phrased in a way to defeat claims to sovereignty should First Peoples wish to pursue that, nor defeat treaty negotiations between Cth govt and First Peoples
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?
Subject-matter power for the benefit of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, but benefit must be defined by 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?
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?
Suspension of Racial Discrimination Act by Cth government needs to be made more difficult - more specific requirements with high standards. Inclusion of a provision making it easier for members of affected group to challenge the decision to suspend
Do you have any other comments on changing the Constitution to stop racial discrimination?
Floodgates arguments regarding litigation are out of step with the current use of the Racial Discrimination Act (i.e. not many people have brought cases under s18C) and come from a place of privilege. Just like it is worthwhile for the state to absorb cos
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?
Elected representatives from each Indigenous community
Do you have any other comments on this Indigenous group?
Would prefer that the group be able to block new laws that are harmful to the community
Should we delete section 25?
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