What is your full name?
Kathryn Hannah Gray
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?
Change should look like what Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people want it to look like.
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?
Put it where ever it has the greatest and most positive effect for the First Peoples of Australia.
What should the statement say?
Thats not for me to say that's for the First Peoples to say.
Do you have any other comments on a statement about the First Peoples of Australia?
I want a statement that is acceptable to the First Peoples of Australia.
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?
I don't know
Do you have any other comments on powers to make laws for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples?
I agree with whatever the First Peoples want in respect to this.
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?
No individual or group of people can be discriminated against on the basis of race. If an individual or group of people feel that they ar being discriminated against on the basis of race then this should be the determination for racial discrimination.
Should the guarantee protect all Australians against racial discrimination, or only Indigenous 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?
Ensure that laws protecting against racial discrimination cannot be repealed. ie. Section 18c of the Racial Discrimination Act.
Do you have any other comments on changing the Constitution to stop racial discrimination?
I believe that changing the constitution to stop racial discrimination is the right thing to do.
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?
I think it should look like what Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people want it to look like.
Do you have any other comments on this Indigenous group?
I think it is the right and just thing to have an Indigenous group with voting power in the Australian parliament.
Should we delete section 25?
What would we achieve by getting rid of section 25?
We would achieve antiracial discrimination in voting in State elections.
Is there any point in keeping it?
Do you have any other comments?
Recognition of this nation's (Australia's ) First Peoples is long overdue and neccessary for Australia going forward in fairness and unity.
Are you making a submission on behalf of a person (such as yourself) or organisation?