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?
It should be decided by the only elected group of Austrailia's First People - the Congress
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?
at the start of the constitution
What should the statement say?
Aboriginal and Torres strait Islander people have belonged to this land for over 60,000 and continue to celebrate and live within the oldest living Culture
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?
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?
make it illegal for media outlets to incite or encourage racial discrimination by spreading false information.
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?
There is already a group, it's the Congress and they should be acknowledged and given decision making power
Should we delete section 25?
What would we achieve by getting rid of section 25?
it is never okay to make rules to ban people from democracy based on their race
Is there any point in keeping it?
Are you making a submission on behalf of a person (such as yourself) or organisation?