What is your full name?
Claire Robena Zoe Cozens
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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?
It should recognize Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders as the traditional owners of Australia. It should set the stage for meaningful reconciliation and compensation.
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?
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are the Traditional Owners of Australia. They have been wronged by the Crown, the Commonwealth and state and territory governments. Now Commonwealth and state and territory governments well work to correct those wro
Should the Australian Parliament keep the power to make special laws for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples?
Do you have any ideas on what new words could be used to describe that power, or where in the Constitution to put the power?
It should only be possible if an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders have their own House of Government that can consider and decide upon any such laws.
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?
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?
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