Discussion paper response

Lynden Joe Bird
What is your full name?
Lynden Joe Bird
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?
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
What should the statement say?
recognition of the traditional owners, validation of their values and culture. Sharing and partnership.
Do you have any other comments on a statement about the First Peoples of Australia?
Please get it right, have respect, make it binding and not a paper tiger. It would greatly assist unity to start with a fair treaty.
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?
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
Do you think Indigenous people should have a say when Parliament and government make laws and policies about Indigenous affairs?
Should we delete section 25?
Are you making a submission on behalf of a person (such as yourself) or organisation?