Discussion paper response

Harry Ly
What is your full name?
Harry Ly
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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?
Having them recognised under the constitution and achieving affirmative action by alleviating poor housing and standards of living within Aboriginal communities. The most important step within this issue is to work towards minimising the gap between non-I
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?
What should the statement say?
We recognise the traditional custodians of this land and their cultural traditions... something on the lines that respect them and what they believe in.
Do you have any other comments on a statement about the First Peoples of Australia?
The comment should consider the customary law and traditions of Aboriginal Australians. By acknowledging their culture and their beliefs, we can attempt to bridge the difference between the groups. It is important that this referendum and recognition is n
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?
Make laws that respect the traditions and values of Indigenous Australians.
Do you think that a guarantee against racial discrimination should go into the Constitution?
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?
Having enforceable laws within each respective state to combat the rising issue of institutionalised racism. Each state has different groups and it stands to reason that we should deal with them separately.
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?
Do you have any ideas about what the new group would look like?
It's an advisory committee that understands the complex issues within communities and the likely impacts of policies.
Do you have any other comments on this Indigenous group?
Please have people who understand Indigenous affairs, preferably those who are of Indigenous descent. Have more dialogue with communities so you know what is needed.
Should we delete section 25?
What would we achieve by getting rid of section 25?
Is there any point in keeping it?
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