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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?
Changes should include reference to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as traditional owners of the land, having equal rights and access to same opportunities as other races. Also, the change must include the need for all legislators to have a
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?
Right up front.
What should the statement say?
Acknowledgement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as first peoples and traditional owners of the land.
Do you have any other comments on a statement about the First Peoples of Australia?
This must be done to ensure the equal rights of all Australian people.
Should the word 'race' be taken out of the Constitution?
I don't know
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 power should extend the right to the Australian Parliament to legislate the need for all governments and authorities to have any new law or by-law reviewed for impact to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, traditions and way of life.
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 not sure how to word it, but it must clearly articulate the intention to prevent racial discrimination of any kind, as well as other types of discrimination.
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?
Ensuring any new law or by-law is reviewed by representatives of different cultures or ethnicity.
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?
I don't know
Do you have any ideas about what the new group would look like?
The group must include female and male representatives as well as a selection of individuals across different age groups and residences.
Should we delete section 25?
What would we achieve by getting rid of section 25?
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