Discussion paper response

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?
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?
Constitution preamble
What should the statement say?
acknowledgement that the concept of terra nullius was overturned !
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
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?
Create a charter of HR
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?
Group of people from all walks of life!
Do you have any other comments on this Indigenous group?
Yes I believe that we need a Indigenous group / voice to be heard and not to leave these issues in the hands of parliament.
Should we delete section 25?
What would we achieve by getting rid of section 25?
Symbolic recognition and safeguard of rights -- who knows when a leader will try and abuse such a power!
Are you making a submission on behalf of a person (such as yourself) or organisation?