Discussion paper response

Janet Gibson
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Janet Gibson
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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?
It should be written in the most elegant English espousing the value we hold for our the First Peoples of Australia. It should give a trig history of the writing of our constitution. How narrow the position held by land owners only voting. Then honour Gr
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?
In the beginning by making good the incorrect view held of Terra Nullus
What should the statement say?
We were wrong to deny their existence The statement should hold them held in high esteem as the Elders of this land.
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?
One must first have a valid criterion of the highest ethical order that can hold true over time. As the "devils advocate". A similar question must be asked... should the Aust.Govt. Have the powers to write special Laws for Muslim/Sharia Law makers . If
Do you think that a guarantee against racial discrimination should go into the Constitution?
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?
It must remain a generalisation
Do you have any other comments on changing the Constitution to stop racial discrimination?
By stopping racial discrimination you stop free speech. Where it becomes vicious with repetitiveness then it becomes harassment. One off outbursts should be able to be dealt with in iurnitmal walk in life within a multicultural framework . Laws cannot fo
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?
Do you have any other comments on this Indigenous group?
They should no longer be set apart from the rest of our multicultural Nation. However if we turned these questions around and made them land owners or 99year lease holders of crown land then they themselves could become local councils within each State .
Should we delete section 25?
What would we achieve by getting rid of section 25?
Discrimination of the worst mind
Is there any point in keeping it?
Not to my knowledge
Do you have any other comments?
I am a sixth generation white person. I grew up in the Dandenongs, Vic. My grandfather told us stories of the Doctirs car not being able to get through the flooded road at the old red mill. He, Bill Onus & the local Doc picked up the car to the other sid
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