Discussion paper response

John Roland Brodie.
What is your full name?
John Roland Brodie.
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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?
These people are as much Australia as are the Europeans. We must embrace equality.
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?
Some place prominent. Only those who know the complexity of or Constitution can answer this question.
What should the statement say?
We have to acknowledge that this country was taken over by invasion and the treatment of the legitimate inhabitants was and to some extent still is disgraceful.
Do you have any other comments on a statement about the First Peoples of Australia?
Their cultural nature and practices are inoffensive to ours and legitimate and these must be recognised and supported - with equality.
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?
I don't know
Do you have any other comments on powers to make laws for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples?
Laws that cover these people should be developed by mutual consent. Their cultural practices are different to ours therefore these need to be taken into account together.
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?
"Equality" comes with conditions attached and Anti-Discrimination certainly does. "Everyone has the right to protect themselves from that which would do them harm." That is a Basic Principle and needs to take centre stage. Failure to uphold this Principle
Should the guarantee protect all Australians against racial discrimination, or only Indigenous Australians?
Indigenous Australians only
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?
These two races were part of Australia, since time began, as opposed to immigrants. Therefore they satisfy the ethical application of Anti-Discrimination.
Do you have any other comments on changing the Constitution to stop racial discrimination?
There are beliefs and practices of other Culture that are in direct violation of Australia law and our imposition of "male and female equality." At least two religions in India support abuse of women. One of these blames the woman,if the husband dies firs
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?
The Indigenous groups should elect an Advisory Board to advise state and federal on matters affecting the Indigenous community.
Do you have any other comments on this Indigenous group?
We cannot ethically administer, if we do not understand the cultural needs involved.
Should we delete section 25?
I don't know
What would we achieve by getting rid of section 25?
If section 25 specifically only applies to the two races in question then I agree that it should be changed.
Is there any point in keeping it?
Section 25 should allow us to defend ourselves from those who would do us harm. Once again, the Islamic community has advertised for generations their intent "to rule the world."
Do you have any other comments?
Muslims immigrate and this is the power-base for gradual domination. And it occurs with subtlety over years. With all due respect, Muslims should not have a vote nor be allowed to enter into politics.
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