What is your full name?
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?
The changes should be in the form of treaty that gives more protection to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and traditional land rights. The treaty should take into account forces dispossession of land and the injustices that ASTI peoples have
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?
In the constitution and in a bill of rights
What should the statement say?
That we recognise the injustices faced by ASTI peoples and that their rights to traditional lands and traditions should be protected.
Do you have any other comments on a statement about the First Peoples of Australia?
First peoples of Australia should have more say in matters concerning them.
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?
The power to make special laws for ATSI peoples should only be used when there has been thorough community consultation with the group with whom the laws would affect.
Do you have any other comments on powers to make laws for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples?
This power to make special laws should be limited to fixing inequalities.
Do you think that a guarantee against racial discrimination should go into the Constitution?
I don't know
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?
Repeal any changes to 18C
Do you have any other comments on changing the Constitution to stop racial discrimination?
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 community lead group with a diverse group of members that are elected by their communities on a bi-annual basis.
Do you have any other comments on this Indigenous group?
The effectiveness must be evaluated regularly, and this group should consolidate other unevaluated groups into it.
Should we delete section 25?
What would we achieve by getting rid of section 25?
Is there any point in keeping it?
Are you making a submission on behalf of a person (such as yourself) or organisation?