101

Submissions: Your Feedback

Submissions from people and organisations who have agreed to have their feedback published are provided below.

The views expressed in these submissions belong to their authors. The National Indigenous Australians Agency reserved the right not to publish submissions, or parts of submissions, that include, for example, material that is offensive, racist, potentially defamatory, personal information, is a copy of previously provided materials, or does not relate to the consultation process.

An auto-generated transcript of submissions provided as attachments has been made available to assist with accessibility. These transcripts may contain transcription errors. Please refer to the source file for the original content.

Please note not all submissions are provided in an attachment. For submissions without an attachment, click on the name of the person or organisation to view the text.

Site functionality has recently been improved. You can now search by participant name and submission number. You can also click on the number, date and participant column headings to sort the order of submissions.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that submissions may contain images or names of deceased people.

If you require any further assistance please contact Co-designVoice@niaa.gov.au.

 

Submission Number
101
Participant
Anonymous
Submission date

Submission regarding an Australian Voice

As a non-Indigenous person, I am committed to upholding, strengthening and amplifying the voices of Australia’s First Nations. I implore the Australian government to hold a referendum on the establishment of an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to parliament.

The legislation of a Voice to parliament is necessary not only as part of the government’s commitment to reconciliation action, but also for forging a unified path forward.

First Nations communities are disadvantaged by the political, social and economic systems that simultaneously benefit non-Indigenous Australians. The government of this nation is responsible for ensuring that all voices have equal opportunity to express their needs, concerns and experiences related to these systems under which Australia is governed.

As identified by the Uluru Statement, there is not a single body that Indigenous community could identify that adequately represents Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in current state. We need established mechanisms that directly feed Voices from a grassroots level to parliament, backed by power that animates an actual obligation.

Kind regards,(redacted)