Discussion paper response

Lindsey Raymond Jackson
What is your full name?
Lindsey Raymond Jackson
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?
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?
Do you have any ideas about what words to use for that guarantee, or where in the Constitution to put it?
I think there is value in creating a constitutional statement that outlines the equal rights of all Australians - my view is that this should extend beyond racial discrimination provisions to also include equal rights based on gender, ethnicity, religion,
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?
I don't know
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?
I don't know
Should we delete section 25?
Is there any point in keeping it?
Do you have any other comments?
I've read through the discussion paper and done some other reading on this topic but I'm far from an expert on constitutional law and how it all fits together. This makes it difficult for me to make educated statements on all of these constitutional issue
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