Discussion paper response

merilyn kathleen millman
What is your full name?
merilyn kathleen millman
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 feel the change should be made by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This is their right. We owe them respect.
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?
Frount and centre.
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 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 feel this should be left to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
Should the guarantee protect all Australians against racial discrimination, or only Indigenous Australians?
All 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?
Look to the Government and Opposition to find another way to stop racial discrimination
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?
Elders of each mob. They have the knowledge
Should we delete section 25?
What would we achieve by getting rid of section 25?
Do you have any other comments?
It has been to long in coming! They are our First Peoples
Are you making a submission on behalf of a person (such as yourself) or organisation?