Discussion paper response

mr albert ronald cotterill
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mr albert ronald cotterill
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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?
makeing sure that the land that is theirs and can not be used by other goverment for claiming ore and stuffing the land up let the aboriginal people make that choice and let them ave the dues which are ritefuly theirs.
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?
a special place in te fedral goverments main office where all who enter and view it
What should the statement say?
not sure but imagine it should say that their land can not be used as tradeing place for non aboriginals ect.
Do you have any other comments on a statement about the First Peoples of Australia?
yes i am white but the white men in yrs gone by who killed the aborignal oeople to steal from them what was theirs was a discracefull situation and the names of all those people should be placed on a dishonour board for all to see.
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 have any other comments on powers to make laws for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples?
i definatly dont want see non aboriginal people makeing laws for them they should call upon a gathering of aboringinal leaders to get to gether once a year and come up wth changers to their own constution and other items of intrest this costatuion to be o
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?
yes strait forward politions must have no rite of say it should go to the people for them to say what they think an if they think certain things should be changed.
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?
tell people that it does stand and must be defended at all levels be sad in parlement or on the street you will be charged to front a juge
Do you have any other comments on changing the Constitution to stop racial discrimination?
yes stop useing the country from the person comes from be he or shs black white brown take it is universal person these rules should go to police warders that this applys to them as well.
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?
Do you have any ideas about what the new group would look like?
regarding austrailan aboriganal as i stated at first questions .
Do you have any other comments on this Indigenous group?
my personal beleife is the aboriginal people of austraila own all the land of austraila we bought that land with useless trinkets and old cloths i personal beleive our tru ausie aborigialsshould receive more compensation to help them along.
Should we delete section 25?
What would we achieve by getting rid of section 25?
in some cases yes for aboriginal people
Is there any point in keeping it?
only if it means non austrailen people are the target
Do you have any other comments?
this is austraila over the last few yrs i have taken notice that the federal goverment be it liberal or labor and minor parties give a lot of money to imagrints while very little goes to the aboriginal peopletese people that i have seen drive cars worth
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