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?
Words in the preamble to the constitution somehow recognising that the continent was occupied, albeit so sparsely that it was far from obvious, when Europeans began to arrive from 1616 through to 1788,
Should we have a statement that acknowledges the First Peoples of Australia?
Yes. This should be in the Constitution.
What should the statement say?
Whereas this land was home to an indigenous people with traditional customs and laws, it is henceforth to be as follows...(rest of constitution...)
Do you have any other comments on a statement about the First Peoples of Australia?
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?
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?
Should the guarantee protect all Australians against racial discrimination, or only Indigenous Australians?
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?
Do you have any other comments on this Indigenous group?
If you are concerned about stopping racial discrimination then you should accept that creating a separate group based on race, however well-intentioned, is contrary to the spirit of us all being treated equally.
Should we delete section 25?
Do you have any other comments?
Are you making a submission on behalf of a person (such as yourself) or organisation?