What is your full name?
Kirsten Jane Dilena
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?
Taken from your papers A constitutional guarantee against racial discrimination would change this: it would bind the federal Parliament. A non-discrimination clause could be inserted as a new section of the Constitution. Or it could be included as a limi
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?
At the very start as it is the most important thing
What should the statement say?
The Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander people should work with the government to write this, as it needs to be correct, respectful and truthful.
Do you have any other comments on a statement about the First Peoples of Australia?
It is time that we(all Australian's)recognise the TRUE history of this country and respect the traditional owners of this beautiful country. To say that we do and still not recognise their ownership and rights within our constitution is a disgrace and onl
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?
I don't know
Do you have any other comments on powers to make laws for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples?
The above is confusing, if the laws are advantageous and give the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people's more say in representing their people then yes.
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?
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?
i do not have enough knowledge to answer this.
Do you have any other comments on changing the Constitution to stop racial discrimination?
It is way overdue.
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?
Do you have any other comments on this Indigenous group?
Should we delete section 25?
I don't know
What would we achieve by getting rid of section 25?
I am not sure on the specifics so need to read more
Are you making a submission on behalf of a person (such as yourself) or organisation?