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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?
It should recognise their unique and important role as First Peoples of this nation. It must recognise their ongoing connection to Country.
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?
Both in the Preamble and in a substantive section.
Do you have any other comments on a statement about the First Peoples of Australia?
Ongoing connection to Country.
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?
They should have a constitutional right to self-determination and governance, and provision for a certain number of seats in Parliament.
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?
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?
I'm not sure if this would need to be so specific in a Constitution. It would be good to know more from comparative studies. If a more effective model for representation were developed, it would be difficult to change the Constitution. So I think I would
Should we delete section 25?
What would we achieve by getting rid of section 25?
Do you have any other comments?
I apologise to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for the great wrongs that have been committed against them and continue to be committed against them in this country. I recognise their deep and intimate connection with the land. As a nation, w
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