Discussion paper response

Julie Davis
What is your full name?
Julie Davis
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?
A change that once and for all verifies the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as our First Nation people and recognise their history.
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 have any other comments on powers to make laws for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples?
All laws made in Australia need to cover all Australians. Enough of the segregation.
Do you think that a guarantee against racial discrimination should go into the Constitution?
Do you have any ideas about what words to use for that guarantee, or where in the Constitution to put it?
Stop differentiating between colour and race. People are people.
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?
Vote out the Liberal party
Do you have any other comments on changing the Constitution to stop racial discrimination?
Changing racism will only occur when we recognise humans as humans. Change the media narrative and you change the face of racism.
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?
This one is both yes and no. We need representatives in parliament that reflect all. Initially it may be advantageous. We don't want a 'us' & 'them' scenario. Oh wait. We have that already.
Should we delete section 25?
What would we achieve by getting rid of section 25?
Let's of if racism officially
Is there any point in keeping it?
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