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?
First People's should have automatic rights in parliament to represent the best interests of the first people as well as the land. They should not be discriminated against.
Should we have a statement that acknowledges the First Peoples of Australia?
Yes. This should be in the Constitution.
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?
They should be able to make their own laws but these should not be made for them without their consultation.
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?
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?
I would imagine a council of various people who each bring their knowledge and experience for collective decision making. They would have the power to have referendums within the indigenous communities in the country for important issues.
Do you have any other comments on this Indigenous group?
I grew up in NZ and despite having various tribes the NZ govt has found a way to have the Maori people fairly represented in Parliament. I also feel that as original custodians of the land Indigenous people would have a better respect for the environment
Should we delete section 25?
What would we achieve by getting rid of section 25?
End of racial discrimination
Is there any point in keeping it?
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