Discussion paper response

Aly Powers
What is your full name?
Aly Powers
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?
Our original Australians were here long before this country even had a name. If they are not Aussies, who is?
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 beginning.
What should the statement say?
That they were here FIRST!!!!!
Do you have any other comments on a statement about the First Peoples of Australia?
Though our ancestors' treatment of the first Australians was horrific, it cannot be taken away but definitely should never happen again. We should all know better by now.
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?
I don't know
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?
Keep the conversations flowing.
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
Should we delete section 25?
What would we achieve by getting rid of section 25?
Is there any point in keeping it?
None whatsoever
Are you making a submission on behalf of a person (such as yourself) or organisation?