What is your full name?
Madinah Denece Watkin
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?
Should we have a statement that acknowledges the First Peoples of Australia?
Yes. This should be in the Constitution.
Do you have any other comments on a statement about the First Peoples of Australia?
I am dismayed how little the First People of the Land are involved or even visual in Australia. All Australians cannot really feel proud of their country until the First People of the Land are recognised in a humane and honorable way.
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?
If used to uplift the lot of Aboriginal and Torres Strait people yes.
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?
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?
EDUCATION. Education Education
Do you have any other comments on changing the Constitution to stop racial discrimination?
Ultimately education is strongest when backed and supported by the countries law.
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?
With or without power a voice representing Indigenous people is needed to educate and inform those with the power.
Should we delete section 25?
What would we achieve by getting rid of section 25?
Every one is equal
Is there any point in keeping it?
Do you have any other comments?
Indigenous people have to be included more publicly. They also have to make themselves more available publicly.
Are you making a submission on behalf of a person (such as yourself) or organisation?