Discussion paper response

dianne Butland
What is your full name?
dianne Butland
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?
A treaty with full recognition of the first inhabitants included in the constitution . In this way we remove the way in which the colonial powers dismissed and almost destroyed the original peoples.
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 ideas on what new words could be used to describe that power, or where in the Constitution to put the power?
laws for the benefit of the people and to redress the errors of the past 230 years
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?
elected and reflecting the traditional clan areas
Should we delete section 25?
What would we achieve by getting rid of section 25?
Are you making a submission on behalf of a person (such as yourself) or organisation?