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Submission Number
1004
Participant
Will Sullivan
Submission date

Dear Co-Design Body

Submission to Co-design process

My name is Will and I work for CareerTrackers. I work on a daily basis with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander university students and I have a Master of Education, majoring in Indigenous Education.

Why do you think the Uluru Statement from the Heart is important?
The Uluru Statement is so important in beginning to create systemic and long lasting change within Australia.

Why is it important for Indigenous people to have a say in the matters that affect them?
First Nation Australians need the opportunity to have a say on how the government dictates policy and change within this country. It is not fair to have Non Indigenous Australians creating policy that does not directly impact their very own livelihoods.

Why do you think a Voice to Parliament is important?
A voice would allow ideas and genuine discussion to strike through the Canberra bubble.

Why do you think it's important to enshrine the Voice to Parliament in the Constitution, rather than include it only in legislation?
For too long First Nation voices have been dismissed by governments who can't find the money, resources or time to try and create change. A constitutionally recognised voice could not me removed and would ensure that governments could not back down on trying to create change.

Yours sincerely,
William Sullivan