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?
What should the change look like?
I support the content of the Council's discussion paper
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?
The beginning
What should the statement say?
I support the proposed content in the discussion paper
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?
Wondering what effects this will have on the Native Title Act, I believe that this Act is out dated and causes a great deal of grief for Aboriginal people, a better system needs to be developed
Do you think that a guarantee against racial discrimination should go into the Constitution?
Do you have any ideas about what words to use for that guarantee, or where in the Constitution to put it?
I think that this is a priority issue for all Australians, which should come early in the piece
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?
Not sure
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?
Indigenous leaders voted in by the Indigenous population
Do you have any other comments on this Indigenous group?
It would be very important that this group remained above reproach, I guess not becoming dirty, underhanded politicians would be the key, more an wealth of knowledge which educates Government - which is how our system is supposed to work
Should we delete section 25?
Do you have any other comments?
I would like to thank the group for their work putting these proposals together, it has been a huge task. I believe that lateral violence is still the biggest issue facing community and individuals I believe that all work towards making Indigenous people
Are you making a submission on behalf of a person (such as yourself) or organisation?