Discussion paper response

Amber Cuthbert
What is your full name?
Amber Cuthbert
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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 the constitution. Significant statement about First Peoples, acknowledgement of past neglect and discrimination and a promise to give Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people a voice in decisions that affect them. Acknowledgment of the national
Should we have a statement that acknowledges the First Peoples of Australia?
Yes. This should be in the Constitution.
Do you have any other comments on a statement about the First Peoples of Australia?
Potentially some additional reference to the care the First Peoples have for the land and its resources.
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
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?
A mix of notable leaders in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders community across age groups and socio-economic circumstances and importantly ordinary people living in diverse communities across Australia (metro & regional).
Should we delete section 25?
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