Discussion paper response

What is your full name?
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?
It should work for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
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?
The Preamble
What should the statement say?
It should acknowledge that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are Australia's First Peoples and the traditional custodians of the land.
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 ideas on what new words could be used to describe that power, or where in the Constitution to put the power?
First Peoples
Do you think that a guarantee against racial discrimination should go into the Constitution?
I don't know
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?
Strengthen current racial discrimination laws. Educate to elect people who support these laws.
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?
Do you have any other comments on this Indigenous group?
Should we delete section 25?
What would we achieve by getting rid of section 25?
Removal of a mechanism to potentially ban someone from voting because of their race.
Is there any point in keeping it?
Do you have any other comments?
Are you making a submission on behalf of a person (such as yourself) or organisation?