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?
In the preamble so it's at the forefront
What should the statement say?
It should acknowledge that aboriginal people were the first inhabitants of the land and had the right to use the land in accordance with their beliefs . It's should also acknowledge that these rights were subjugated to the British without any consultation
Do you have any other comments on a statement about the First Peoples of Australia?
Something about the contribution to Australia's culture and values that at last the position of aboriginal people will be recognised
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 other comments on powers to make laws for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples?
Current laws have done little for aboriginal people because of a lack of consultation and lack of knowledge of politicians. The disgraceful treatment of and policies regarding aboriginal people to date have in fact been detrimental. Our laws should benef
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?
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?
I don't know
Do you have any ideas about what the new group would look like?
It should reflect diverse views of aboriginal people-urban & outback
Should we delete section 25?
Do you have any other comments?
I'm in favour of a treaty which would let all Australians know that as a country we value aboriginal culture and participation.it would also give aboriginal people a sense of self determination and self esteem
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