What is your full name?
Jennifer Mary Dewhurst
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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?
The change would state and recognise that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders were the first people in this land. Aborigines should be consulted as to the exact wording of this document.
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?
At the beginning of the Constitution.
What should the statement say?
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders have lived in this land and seas around Australia for more than 60,000 years. They are the first peoples. The rich languages, cultures and traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples represent the wo
Do you have any other comments on a statement about the First Peoples of Australia?
The unique legacy of Aboriginal and Torres Strait peoples is recognised internationally and is one of the things that sets Australia apart. Surprisingly Australia has ignored this for the most part. Australia instead disinherited these people, by stealing
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?
Do you have any ideas about what words to use for that guarantee, or where in the Constitution to put it?
Consult Aboriginal and Torres Strait people for the answer.
Should the guarantee protect all Australians against racial discrimination, or only Indigenous 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?
Should we delete section 25?
What would we achieve by getting rid of section 25?
It would get rid of discrimination.
Is there any point in keeping it?
None what so ever.
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