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Submission Number
1008
Participant
Anonymous
Submission date

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To whom it may concern

Submission for Co-design process

I am a white, middle class woman (redacted). I have post graduate qualifications in management and now run my own meditation and mindfulness business coaching corporate clients.

Why do you think the Uluru Statement from the Heart is important?
I feel sickened that I live in a country where the knowledge, wisdom and power of our First Nations people has been ignored and hidden and the stories we tell our children have been distorted. I strongly believe that this is the opportunity and time to make real change to ensure that our First Nations people finally have a seat at the table and a voice.

Why do you think a Voice to Parliament is important?
Affective change can only happen this way. There is no other way.

Why do you think it's important to enshrine the Voice to Parliament in the Constitution, rather than include it only in legislation?
There must be Constitutional change to reflect the views and beliefs or our modern nation. There is overwhelming support for this to happen now. The government needs to read the room. Anything other than Constitutional change is a poor reflection of their commitment to this process.

Why is it important for Indigenous people to have a say in the matters that affect them?
I try to put myself in the position of a First Nations person living in our modern society and feel angry and frustrated. How have we let this happen for so long? How can affective change and healing take place without a voice at the table

The time is now. The people of modern Australia are screaming for this. We demand this now.

Thank you,
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