Discussion paper response

Amy Tegan Mulder
What is your full name?
Amy Tegan Mulder
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?
Fully recognizing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders as they First Australians. That they were here before the British arrived and invaded their land, and they we live on their land now.
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?
Australian law and Constitution
What should the statement say?
We should acknowledge the tragedies the First Peoples of Australia have suffered at the hands of others such as the British invaders, acknowledge the Stolen Generation and acknowledge that their connection with land is sacred.
Do you have any other comments on a statement about the First Peoples of Australia?
Their should be a national apology day. A day of mourning for all that First Australian's have lost.
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 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?
Acts and Regulations, as well as an Independent regulator
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?
I don't know
Should we delete section 25?
What would we achieve by getting rid of section 25?
No one should be banned from voting in State elections based purely on race.
Is there any point in keeping it?
Are you making a submission on behalf of a person (such as yourself) or organisation?