Discussion paper response

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?
What should the change look like?
I am uncertain, but know there needs to be change. Recognition in the constitution is a start.
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?
What should the statement say?
Do you have any other comments on a statement about the First Peoples of Australia?
I am a simple lay person, like many white Australians, I have very limited understanding of Indigenous issues, cultures and languages. However I feel have a greater understanding than most. Recognition of Indigenous affairs should be a higher priority, in
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?
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?
EDUCATION of the ignorant (legal) Innocent (schools etc)
Do you have any other comments on changing the Constitution to stop racial discrimination?
Discrimination of any kind is an individual issue and the individual should be dealt with. Maybe similar to harassment in the workplace.
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?
Do you have any other comments on this Indigenous group?
Consensus on what is needed would be very difficult to obtain.
Should we delete section 25?
What would we achieve by getting rid of section 25?
Another step in eliminating Racial Discrimination
Is there any point in keeping it?
I can't see any.
Are you making a submission on behalf of a person (such as yourself) or organisation?