What is your full name?
Cheryl Lorraine follett
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?
We need a change that prevents the current and future govt from making any laws or decisions about or that affect Indigenous people's-- that are not discussed by Indigenous groups and I mean in each state by more than 10 people per state
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 Cobstitution and perhaps also a treaty ?
What should the statement say?
It should state the facts Ie:: Indigenous people's had a multi-cultural society with some 237 languages successfully maintaining the flora and fauna in balance throughoit Australia PRIOR to domination by English invaders.
Do you have any other comments on a statement about the First Peoples of Australia?
The govt should not make laws specific to them --it is grossly discriminatory and implies the Indigenous people are not capable of managing their own lives. They have their own religion and cultural practices and justice system and should not be judged a
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?
Indigenous population should be counted as part of the whole--not discriminated against. MUSLIMS should NOT be counted nor allowed to vote as they swear allegiance to Allah not Australia
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?
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?
Employ more aboriginals in police force in EVERY state and positions of high visibility --free TV --not just nitv
Do you have any other comments on changing the Constitution to stop racial discrimination?
Racial Discrimination must mean just RACIAL DISCRIMINATION and only that --islam is NOT a race nor is it a religion and therefore should be subject to any and all investigations etc without hindrance--
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?
Representatives from every state elected by the indigenous communities NOT POLITICIANS or media
Do you have any other comments on this Indigenous group?
It MUST have the power block new laws as well --indigenous people ARE NOT CHILDREN WHO NEED TO BE CONTROLLED AND DOMINATED, there must be flexibility and succession planning so that if a member must leave or dies there is no limbo period
Should we delete section 25?
I don't know
What would we achieve by getting rid of section 25?
Is there any point in keeping it?
Only if groups who do not swear allegiance to Australia are banned from voting--ie::muslims
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