What is your full name?
Brian Anthony Morgan
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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?
There should be Constitutional change to recognise Aboriginal people as the original inhabitants of this country. There should also be a simple treaty. There should be legislation to clearly define and separate native and legal land title. There should be
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, but also in land rights laws, a treaty and in a declaration of Australia as a republic with Aboriginal people at its heart.
What should the statement say?
That Aboriginal people were the original inhabitants of this country, that native title of every blade of grass belongs to the Aboriginal people and always has (but that legal ownership remains as is), that Aboriginal people will be at the heart of a futu
Do you have any other comments on a statement about the First Peoples of Australia?
I plead with Aboriginal people to read the shortened version of Save the Dreaming, available free on www.brianmorganbooks.com. I believe that, if the four steps outlined in the book were accomplished in a synchronised manner, reconciliation will have bee
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've covered, very briefly, my suggested four-step synchronised plan. It's set out in Save the Dreaming (especially the shortened version).
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?
I'm happy to leave that to others.
Should the guarantee protect all Australians against racial discrimination, or only Indigenous 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?
Get the support. Settle for nothing less. Set it out clearly and simply, keep politics out of it and the Australian people will do what is right.
Do you have any other comments on changing the Constitution to stop racial discrimination?
It's all in Save the Dreaming. I am weary. The Aboriginal people are weary. The definition of stupidity is doing the same things over and over and expecting a different result. Ultimate stupidity is doing it for 229 years. Please read a little story in Sa
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 must be supported by Aboriginal people if at all possible, and not selected by government.
Do you have any other comments on this Indigenous group?
It should not be involved in matters that relate to Australians generally, but only to any laws that are contemplated for indigenous people only. I'd like to give this some more thought. There is no mechanism for Aboriginal people around this country to m
Should we delete section 25?
What would we achieve by getting rid of section 25?
We have to eliminate racism and discrimination in all its forms.
Is there any point in keeping it?
Do you have any other comments?
Please take time to at least read the shortened version of Save the Dreaming. I did put my heart into it and had such hopes. I do not want credit for anything that might be adopted from my thoughts. I'm a johnny-come-lately in this fight and do not deserv
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