Discussion paper response

Bonita Evans
What is your full name?
Bonita Evans
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?
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?
It should recognise aboriginal people as the first people
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 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?
Indigenous Australians only
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 RDA and education
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?
You don't want another setup like ATSIC, it did not represent the mobs
Should we delete section 25?
What would we achieve by getting rid of section 25?
It's unfair and not warranted in today's society
Is there any point in keeping it?
Not at all
Are you making a submission on behalf of a person (such as yourself) or organisation?