Discussion paper response

John Francis Connell
What is your full name?
John Francis Connell
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?
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?
In the Preamble
What should the statement say?
I don't think it would be supported enough anywhere else
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 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?
Do you have any other comments on this Indigenous group?
As said above, I think that 3% of the seats in Oarlisment should be made available to indigeneous representatives elected by indigeneous people. It is inclusive not exclusionary or divisive v
Should we delete section 25?
What would we achieve by getting rid of section 25?
Different rules for different people is divisive.
Is there any point in keeping it?
Are you making a submission on behalf of a person (such as yourself) or organisation?