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?
Full acknowledgment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the First People of Australia and some kind of apology for the crimes of the past that were perpetrated by the invaders and a commitment to a future based on equality, compassion and u
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?
Do you have any other comments on a statement about the First Peoples of Australia?
Similar to Canada's acknowledgment at the very least.
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?
Yes! It's so messed up that any group is singled out for any reason! Equality, apology and compassion is what is needed. And RESPECT!
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?
See previous answer.
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?
Write a law that says racial discrimination is subject to a large fine and community service (no buy out from the community service).
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?
Elders from every state.
Should we delete section 25?
What would we achieve by getting rid of section 25?
Is there any point in keeping it?
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