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?
Treaties strengthening native title legislation in favour of equitable land rights for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people Removing discrimination from the constitution and removing parts that allow discrimination towards Aboriginal and Torres S
Should we have a statement that acknowledges the First Peoples of Australia?
Yes. This should be in the Constitution.
What should the statement say?
That they are the First People of this land and the wrongs of the past need to be redressed where possible.
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 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?
Do you have any other comments on this Indigenous group?
Of course the Indigenous group should have power to block laws, but at the very least, initially, there should be a body that is able to advocate and represent the interests of Indigenous people and make their voices heard
Should we delete section 25?
Is there any point in keeping it?
Do you have any other comments?
The status quo is not benefitting anyone. Obviously not Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, but not even non-Aboriginal people benefit. The financial and reputational costs to the country and the social costs to every community where Indigenous
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