Discussion paper response

Kim Bowman
What is your full name?
Kim Bowman
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?
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders people are the rightful owners of what we call Australia. The legal implication of this should be reflected in the constitution.
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?
Value of our society
Do you have any other comments on a statement about the First Peoples of Australia?
In order to move on as a country inhabited by a multitude of nationalities and by first people, we should acknowledge our past and its atrocious acts of violence and oppression towards the first people of this country. Only then can we grow to a mature na
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 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
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?
Stop allowing politicians to be divisive.
Do you have any other comments on changing the Constitution to stop racial discrimination?
Have politicians vow to represent all people of this country and create community and reject divisiveness.
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?
Should we delete section 25?
What would we achieve by getting rid of section 25?
All peoples would be represented
Is there any point in keeping it?
Do you have any other comments?
We as a nation should value our country and be the keepers of it and not pillage and destruct it for the sake of money. Our country and its natural health is the biggest asset we have
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