Discussion paper response

D'arcy Faulkner
What is your full name?
D'arcy Faulkner
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?
Acknowledgement of first peoples custodianship of the land. More education regarding language and customs in school.
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?
At the beginning
What should the statement say?
The Commonwealth of England recognises the First Peoples of Australia and Torres Strait Island as 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?
These laws could be used to allow for indigenous peoples to have exclusive land rights over significant traditional sites and should be allowed to perform managed burns in state parks.
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?
The diverse peoples of Australia stand united against discrimination of any kind. The right to exist without discrimination is protected for all Australians is soverign.
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?
Tougher discrimination 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?
Should we delete section 25?
What would we achieve by getting rid of section 25?
Is this a joke question?
Are you making a submission on behalf of a person (such as yourself) or organisation?