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?
By recognising them as the First People, giving Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders a voice in parliament, by removing any reference to 'race' in the power structure and, importantly, recognising their culture.
Should we have a statement that acknowledges the First Peoples of Australia?
Yes. This should be in the Constitution.
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?
Why single them out? This promotes an 'us & them' way of thinking. We are all Australians and should be treated as one.
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?
No...but feel strongly racial discrimination has no place in the Constitution.
Should the guarantee protect all Australians against racial discrimination, or only Indigenous 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?
Tougher consequences and a means to inbed understanding of discrimination in all 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?
Do you have any other comments on this Indigenous group?
Regardless of whether or not Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are given the power to block new laws, its a starting point for their voice to be heard and to represent the needs of their commuinities
Should we delete section 25?
What would we achieve by getting rid of section 25?
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