Discussion paper response

John Robert Godfrey
What is your full name?
John Robert Godfrey
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?
Change Constitution to recognize Indigenous Peoples as original owners of theAustralian contintent
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?
Up Front-- first paragraph
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 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 current anti-racial abuse and vilify laws in place
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 other comments?
Change Constitution so that the Upper House CANNOT block Supply to a democratically elected Government who has the numbers in the Lower House of Parliament Bring in an Australian Republic immediately Remove the Union Jack from the Australian Flag
Are you making a submission on behalf of a person (such as yourself) or organisation?