Discussion paper response

June Elisabeth Doyle
What is your full name?
June Elisabeth Doyle
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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?
The change should be in the Constitution and recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders peoples as the First Nations peoples of Australia and the Traditional Custodian's of the land.
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?
A clause stating that they are the First Nations peoples
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 believe the Australian Parliament should not be able to introduce laws/programs like the Intervention in the NT
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
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?
It should be made up of Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander peoples from across Australia and should be representative i.e. men, women, Elders, youth and they need to have autonomy from the government so thay are not at the beck and call of the government
Should we delete section 25?
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