What is your full name?
Juliette Hughes Norwood
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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?
It should acknowledge the undeniable fact that Australia was not Terra Nullius when Europeans settled here. It should recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first people to settle here in Australia many millennia ago. It should ack
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?
As near to the beginning as possible.
What should the statement say?
I don't think it is for me as a white immigrant to dictate what the First Peoples should say. I believe that the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should be allowed to craft their own statement.
Do you have any other comments on a statement about the First Peoples of Australia?
I hope that this happens as soon as possible.
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?
I don't think that it would be a good idea to keep those laws in case they are used once again to exploit and hurt the very people that they should protect. However, if the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples want to keep laws that apply to them
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?
It should simply be illegal to discriminate against any person on the grounds of race.
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?
Organise and put pressure on law makers.
Do you have any other comments on changing the Constitution to stop racial discrimination?
It is long overdue.
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?
I don't know
Do you have any ideas about what the new group would look like?
I believe that it should be set up by the Indigenous people themselves and not controlled by non-Indigenous people.
Do you have any other comments on this Indigenous group?
The wishes of the Indigenous peoples must be paramount in the formation of this group.
Should we delete section 25?
What would we achieve by getting rid of section 25?
It is a racist and disgraceful anachronism.
Is there any point in keeping it?
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