What is your full name?
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?
A commitment to acknowledge the residual trauma inflicted on the peoples of Australia's First Nations. A commitment to work towards healing that trauma in respectful consultation with indigenous communities.
Should we have a statement that acknowledges the First Peoples of Australia?
Yes. This should be in the Constitution.
What should the statement say?
Acknowledge that Australia had a thriving indigenous population when Cook arrived and British colonisation began. Commitment to healing of past injustice led by First Nation population.
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 ideas on what new words could be used to describe that power, or where in the Constitution to put the power?
Power in consultation with First Nation elders
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?
Funding in consultation with indigenous elders and communities
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?
Are you making a submission on behalf of a person (such as yourself) or organisation?