Discussion paper response

Darcy Burgin
What is your full name?
Darcy Burgin
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?
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 start, in an acceptance of a treaty with Indigenous Australia.
What should the statement say?
We recognise the sovereignty of Indigenous Australia, etc.
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
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?
Recognise Indigenous Sovereingty
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?
The Constitution shouldn't validate Indigenous Sovereignty, it should recognise it.
Should we delete section 25?
Do you have any other comments?
This survey makes it difficult to demonstrate support for Indigenous sovereignty. If the point of recognising Indigenous people is to respect their perspectives, this survey should accommodate the possibility of recognising Indigenous sovereignty.
Are you making a submission on behalf of a person (such as yourself) or organisation?