Discussion paper response

Jen Harrison
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Jen Harrison
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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?
1. The constitution should acknowledge that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are the traditional owners of the land. 2. A treaty should be made between the government of Australia and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
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?
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 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?
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders should determine the make up and the members of the group. All Aboriginal and Torres Strait islanders should have a vote in this.
Should we delete section 25?
What would we achieve by getting rid of section 25?
Moving towards removing Australia's racist history (and present).
Is there any point in keeping it?
A reminder of Australia's racist history.
Do you have any other comments?
Constitutional reform is pointless without a treaty. (And without lots of policy and practice changes.) A treaty is overdue and completely necessary. But constitutional reform will demonstrate some commitment towards moving away from Australia's racist p
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