Discussion paper response

Janine Zar
What is your full name?
Janine Zar
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?
An acknowledgment that Aboriginal people's are the first inhabitants of the land called Australia.
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?
In the Constitution
What should the statement say?
Aboriginal Peoples are recognised as the first Peoples of this land, Australia.
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?
As First Nation Peoples of Australia Aboriginal Peoples must be afforded the respect and the right to make decisions on behalf of the people.
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?
First Nations People will be afforded due respect for their sovereignty in this land Australia
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?
It needs to be in the Constitution
Do you have any other comments on changing the Constitution to stop racial discrimination?
The Constitution needs to include a clause that says We as Australian citizens respect the rights of all peoples to live in safety and peace.
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?
It would look like a group of Elders
Do you have any other comments on this Indigenous group?
More power to them
Should we delete section 25?
What would we achieve by getting rid of section 25?
Recognition of the human rights
Is there any point in keeping it?
Are you making a submission on behalf of a person (such as yourself) or organisation?