Discussion paper response

Jennifer ann haines
What is your full name?
Jennifer ann haines
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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?
Aborigianl torres straist islanders are recognized as the first peoples recognising the importance of valueing maintaining their culture acknowledging both cultures can work together Their relation to land and water and kinship
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?
Don't know
What should the statement say?
Acknowledge relationdhip to the land and waters care takers of the land they belong to the land acknowledge the unique their status long herritage kinship and acknowledge Aboriginal people can live in both culture's
Do you have any other comments on a statement about the First Peoples of Australia?
Acknowlege those prevented from openly practicing culture and speaking language should not be excluded recognised as Aboriginal eg men wear white shirts black tie to funerals as they were not permitted to paint their bodies
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 other comments on powers to make laws for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples?
There should be no special laws passed that will take away their rights as citizens of Australia Aboriginal people need to be included in law making to protect Aborigianl people
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 idea where We all bleed read blood we all bring nothing with us at birth we all take nothing with us at death see the person not skin colourc or race we all love we all cry tears
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?
Do you have any other comments on changing the Constitution to stop racial discrimination?
Education in primary school on Australia's, true history not just white settlement the impact on the first peoples culture As we learn about our impact on the land today racisl discriminations exists today due to the disctimination act it is hidden
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?
A wide range of Aboriginal people those who have been forced to loos languag
Do you have any other comments on this Indigenous group?
They should include a wide range of the Aboriginal community they should provide a strong voice for parlament
Should we delete section 25?
What would we achieve by getting rid of section 25?
Taking away Australian citizens rights to partisipate in how we are governed
Is there any point in keeping it?
Do you have any other comments?
More needs to be done to support Aboriginal people from the cycle of poverty more needs to be done to support them to be proud of whom they are and their culture Need to stop the dominant culture controlling their lives and setting them up to fail.
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