Discussion paper response

Shiri Syma Nassi
What is your full name?
Shiri Syma Nassi
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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?
I think there should be positive discrimination for Indigenous people within Australia. With legal recognition of their ownership and connection to land and the destructive way in which colonial Australia has continuously treated them and eroded their cul
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?
I think it should be put wherever it is to have the most effect. I believe this is in the constitution as it is more difficult to change.
What should the statement say?
As a white person this is not for me to decide. Indigenous people should dictate what this should look like to ensure it meets their needs and they feel comfortable with it.
Do you have any other comments on a statement about the First Peoples of Australia?
Indigenous people should have the largest part to play within this decision. A statement about Indigenous people isnt enough. it should be followed through with affirmative action and actual legislation and practices that attempt to ensure equity within a
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 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?
Educate on racial discrimination in all forms and how it is not ok. Encourage people of different races to be seen in the media and other high status and visibility social positions. STOP DISCRIMINATING AGAINST REFUGEES.
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 ideas about what the new group would look like?
It should be made up of as many differing Indigenous voices as possible including, women, queer, disabled, lower class and people from different countries.
Do you have any other comments on this Indigenous group?
INDIGENOUS PEOPLE SHOULD BE ABLE TO INFLUENCE DECISIONS BEING MADE ABOUT THEM otherwise often decisions will be made under the guise that they will benefit indigenous people but really they are culturally insensitive or just serve to benefit the current h
Should we delete section 25?
What would we achieve by getting rid of section 25?
equality and less discrimination
Is there any point in keeping it?
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