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?
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should be recognises as the first peoples of our land and their culture should be preserved so it is not lost forever
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?
The people of the Commonwealth of Australia recognise that the land on which they stand and that they call their home was and still is the land of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander people. They also recognise that these peoples were dispossessed o
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 ideas on what new words could be used to describe that power, or where in the Constitution to put the power?
The Parliament of Australia shall be able to enact laws for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the provision that the Parliament has consulted with the peoples in question and it is agreed to by Aboriginal Elders
Do you have any other comments on powers to make laws for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples?
The Parliament must make laws that are sensitive to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and must do their utmost to help these 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?
In the interest of making a more cohesive and safe society while not curbing freedom of speech, speech or writing (through any means of publication) that would be deemed to be offensive by the majority of an ethnicity shall be called to answer to their ac
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?
I dont know
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?
A collection of prominent and freely elected indigenous individuals with no agenda other than the advancement the cause of indigenous people
Should we delete section 25?
What would we achieve by getting rid of section 25?
Is there any point in keeping it?
If at some point in the future another World War arises peoples of that race who may have an alterior motive (a mechanism must discern who these people are) should not vote
Do you have any other comments?
The change to the constitution on racial discrimination should be broadened but that would probably be the place for another council.
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