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Danielle Hastings
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Main Submission Automated Transcript

I am a white Australian woman. I didn’t learn about the treatment of our indigenous
Australians until year 11 and 12 in high school. I studied Aboriginal Studies and was
finally educated on the true Australian history. I was deeply ashamed of our history.
All children in Australia should learn the true history of Australia.

I believe that the only way the Government can truly apologise to the Indigenous
Australians is to empower them. To give them the right to make decisions on what is
best for their people.

They can then communicate with the Government in relation to systems and legislation
and the effect it is having on their communities. They can advise how it can be
amended to help reduce the disadvantage suffered by Aboriginal and Torres Strait

There needs to be more discussion between Elders and the Government and if there
is disagreement, a mediation should take place in order to have the disagreement

The Uluru Statement was borne out of a referendum process engaging over 1200
delegates on how to put a voice to Parliament.

We owe it to one of the longest living civilisations to listen and help close the gap on
the disadvantage suffered by the first Australians.