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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?
Adding them as the rightful owners of the land. Policy to include clear outlines of the new guidelines. Provide clear wording. Not broad open ended comments..
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?
Accept them as the original owners and ensure equitable compensation with any land sale. Not kept as the poorest of the land. Give them rights.
Do you have any other comments on a statement about the First Peoples of Australia?
Accept our wrong doing trying to force them to assimiliate. Y doing this we took away their identity making them vulnerable to social, racial and financial abuse and disorganization.
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?
The elders of the original Aboriginal and ATSI tribes.
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 in schools from early childhood
Do you have any other comments on changing the Constitution to stop racial discrimination?
Give equal rights as part of our multicultural nation.
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?
Mainly elders as they are the pure Aboriginals
Do you have any other comments on this Indigenous group?
They do not have to be controlled and overseen but the working party must liaise an advocate their rational for change. The changes must benefit all Australians as well and their cultural heritage. We are a multicultural society today.
Should we delete section 25?
I don't know
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