Discussion paper response

ashley stephen walton
What is your full name?
ashley stephen walton
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?
Recognition of these First Peoples in a revised constitution and allowing dialogue for treaty-like conversations with leaders in that community.
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?
as prominently as possible.
What should the statement say?
Apologies for past grievances, acklowedgement of equal opportunities moving forward.
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?
Do you have any other comments on powers to make laws for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples?
Elders and leaders in the First peoples community should lead all law-making for their people.
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?
More prosecution of non-compliances in law.
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?
Prominent elders and leaders
Should we delete section 25?
What would we achieve by getting rid of section 25?
more equality.
Are you making a submission on behalf of a person (such as yourself) or organisation?