Discussion paper response

Elizabeth Deutscher
What is your full name?
Elizabeth Deutscher
What is your postal code?
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 beginning of the constitution stating who the constitution stands for
What should the statement say?
We recognize all Australians particularly including the indigenous people of this land.
Do you have any other comments on a statement about the First Peoples of Australia?
This recognition is long overdue.
Should the word 'race' be taken out of the Constitution?
I don't know
Should the Australian Parliament keep the power to make special laws for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples?
I don't know
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?
Giving this power to the High Court.
Do you have any other comments on changing the Constitution to stop racial discrimination?
This is long 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?
It should include all the different races in Australia.
Do you have any other comments on this Indigenous group?
It should have a majority of indigenous people.
Should we delete section 25?
What would we achieve by getting rid of section 25?
We would help to prevent discrimination against the indigenous people of this land.
Is there any point in keeping it?
Do you have any other comments?
This reform is long overdue.
Are you making a submission on behalf of a person (such as yourself) or organisation?