Discussion paper response

Cormac Pearson
What is your full name?
Cormac Pearson
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?
This is a step in the right direction but so much more needs to be done. We must start the national discussion of sovereignty and
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?
What should the statement say?
That Indigenous people are this nations first people and the land belongs to them.
Do you have any other comments on a statement about the First Peoples of Australia?
Things have to change, we are living in a country that barely acknowledges one of the most interesting and beautiful cultures on this earth. This country has done so much wrong by the Indigenous people and needs to start to fix the huge problem that White
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?
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 ideas about what the new group would look like?
Clinton Prior who is currently walking across Australia has came up with the idea of a culture council.
Do you have any other comments on this Indigenous group?
This group would act on laws affecting the nations first peoples and the proposed law would have to pass through the group for it to be put in place.
Should we delete section 25?
What would we achieve by getting rid of section 25?
Is there any point in keeping it?
Not at all.
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