Discussion paper response

What is your full name?
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?
Acknowledge first peoples and their experience. Restate their right to be here and part of current society.
Should we have a statement that acknowledges the First Peoples of Australia?
Yes. This should be in the Constitution.
What should the statement say?
State long time being here and well developed civilization Refer to invasion and settlement
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?
I don't know
Do you have any other comments on powers to make laws for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples?
Discrimination against Indigenous people should not be possible under whatever words are included.
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 have any other comments on changing the Constitution to stop racial discrimination?
Needs to be more than 'race' - ethnicity, cultural background, country of origin and even religion - all these things are interconnected
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?
I don't know
Do you have any other comments on this Indigenous group?
What do Indigenous people have to say?
Should we delete section 25?
What would we achieve by getting rid of section 25?
removing an apology for racism
Is there any point in keeping it?
Not that i can think of
Are you making a submission on behalf of a person (such as yourself) or organisation?