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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?
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
Do you have any other comments on a statement about the First Peoples of Australia?
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have been on this land for possibly 60 000. It is time they were recognised as the first people of this country.
Should the word 'race' be taken out of the Constitution?
Do you have any other comments on powers to make laws for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples?
I'm not sure - there needs to be no possibility of such actions of the intervention ever again.
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?
Make sure the racial discrimination act does not change - 18C is an essential part of this act.
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?
I don't know
Do you have any other comments on this Indigenous group?
There needs to be unity and support for this - I'm not sure who would represent over 250 Indigenous nations. Too much money has been frittered away by non-Indigenous people in the name of supporting Indigenous communities around Australia.
Should we delete section 25?
Do you have any other comments?
Indigenous lives in this country often carry the scars of inter-generational trauma. We said sorry in 2008 but the words seem to ring hollow given poor health, education and employment outcomes for many Indigenous people. It is 2017 - time to face up to
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