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Submission Number
1026
Participant
Marilyn Hillery
Submission date

To Members of the Committee
How many years will it take to recognise our first Nations People and their concerns and actions for justice ?I have been aware of these calls since I was 18 years of age and I am now 74! The Uluru Statement from the Heart is asking for true recognition in Australia's Constitution - a First Nations voice to the Parliament not just the Government. The more I travel to First Nations country
and hear their stories I am ashamed of the treatment of these our fellow Australians. In my own district dispossessed families were made to live in tents at the local tip. Recognising their family trauma and the racism they suffered is only one way of healing for our country. We need change. Let us start this journey by establishing this Voice to Parliament and a Makaratta commission as well the referendum.

Yours sincerely

Marilyn Hillery