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@593R4MJfrom New South Wales  answered…2yrs

To be honest, Im sick of recognizing Aboriginal people. this country is going to end up being run by Aboriginals soon and the white man will be a second class citizen. Hell we can't even claim racism when an Aboriginal calls us whiteys or crackers or honky or any racial slur.

@4WPM5BSLaborfrom New South Wales  answered…2yrs

It's important, but a referendum is incredibly expensive to hold. It would be more efficient to actually do something that would provide resources that would actually help someone, and serve more of a purpose than just sit there as a token gesture.

@4X989LWfrom New South Wales  answered…2yrs

They should recognise all religions and cultures but provide no benefit for any as we are all Australian.

@KiceannaGreenfrom Victoria  answered…2yrs

No, Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders are Australian, thus I would argue they are recognized and represented, even if not by name. The constitution doesn't need to change.

@992RM4NLiberal answered…3 days

Yes, as an acknowledgement of First Nations but as part of a statement that all are equal

@98RK29L answered…3wks

@98DVWCY answered…2mos

Yes, but there should not be a constitutionally entrenched "Voice to Parliament" that only certain races can vote for.

Yes, but I feel all people should be equal and not the minority receive extra benefits over the majority as everyone has struggles. The indigenous people should still receive their own special day too.

@9727M25 answered…3mos

No. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are Australian and therefore they are already recognised. By creating a specific reference, category or any other separation/segregation from being 'Australian' is a form of apartheid.

@96PPD8C answered…4mos

with consultation with aboriginal and Torres Strait islander people

@96FVK5J answered…4mos

They are citizens of Australia, but should have no special privileges

@96BC4QWLabor answered…4mos

All people residing in Australia should be recognised in the constitution.

@967ZZPY answered…4mos

colour and race should be irrelevant. It should really depend on the person themselves. Which includes many factors.

@964VVWY answered…4mos

Without accompanying power it's just empty words. With Power it might create a dived nation. However Aboriginal communities should be given more control over local matters. There should also be no special laws imposed from above

@95VKDBL answered…5mos

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@94CWB6Z answered…6mos

No, because it sets them apart from every other Australian and will allow governments to treat them differently.

@949VVVNLiberal answered…6mos

It recognises "Australians", which is everyone living in Australia, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. So they are not discriminated or excluded anyway.

@93Y3BRYOne Nation answered…7mos

It’s time to recognise the person, regardless of race, age or gender.

@93JNG3T answered…8mos

@93FPNVW answered…8mos

No they are people just like everyone else. They don't deserve special treatment just because there indigenous.

@9366BTW answered…9mos

@935JWQDLiberal answered…9mos

Yes but not specifically. I want a constitution that recognises human beings, not race or ethnicity.

@934WBSX answered…9mos

People are people just treat them as such and stop dividing them we're all humans

@934CQG6 answered…9mos

@9344DLM answered…9mos

The government should listen to the recommendations of Aboriginal and Torres strait Islander leaders and what they want be it treaties or constitutional recognition.

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@933PCS3 answered…9mos

more clarity is needed in this question. What does being 'recognised' mean?

@933L7D3 answered…9mos

The constitution should recognise aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people however not to the point we're it isn't fair for everyone. I am aboriginal yet feel we should move forward and treat everyone equally as the diverse country we pride our self as

@933DL86 answered…9mos

We ought to establish treaties and recognition for first nations peoples

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