What is your full name?
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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?
Simply - it should not exclude anyone. I don't see what the big deal is to include them. They should not have been excluded in the first place.
Should we have a statement that acknowledges the First Peoples of Australia?
I don't know
Do you have any other comments on a statement about the First Peoples of Australia?
It seems appalling that we excluded people. It should just be done. I am not conversant with the constitution vs Australian Law re this issue. I would think they should be in sync in this regard.
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 about special laws - it may be good or may serve to create further division. I just want equality for everyone.
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?
No - I don't know.
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?
the law needs to protect people from this
Do you have any other comments on changing the Constitution to stop racial discrimination?
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?
I don't know
Do you have any ideas about what the new group would look like?
it should not be tokenistic and fluffy. it should be real and have true representation of indigenous people.
Should we delete section 25?
What would we achieve by getting rid of section 25?
equality. no-one should be banned from voting.
Is there any point in keeping it?
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