Discussion paper response

Andrew Paul Lee
What is your full name?
Andrew Paul Lee
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 complete detailed recognition of Australia prior to 1788 of the various peoples who have inhabited this nation (do aboriginal people want to be classified as one entity or recognition for each different nation?)This should be decided by their selected
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?
In the Constitution
What should the statement say?
As l am not aboriginal l do not believe it is for me to suggest wordings.
Do you have any other comments on a statement about the First Peoples of Australia?
This is an embarrassingly long omission from our nation's national document. An insult to aboriginal people, a blight on our nation which must raise many eyebrows from overseas nation's looking at our country. For the amount these people have lost, have s
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
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
Do you have any other comments on this Indigenous group?
I think an ATSIC type of organization needs to formed. I believe the best people who know what's best for aboriginal people are aboriginal people, as they were able to maintain a society for over 50000yrs suggesting great self sufficiency. Paternalism tow
Should we delete section 25?
Is there any point in keeping it?
Do you have any other comments?
As already stated l think this matter should no longer be delayed.
Are you making a submission on behalf of a person (such as yourself) or organisation?