Submissions: Your Feedback

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In order for Australia to live up to its reputation as the land of ‘a fair go’, it is vital for Indigenous people to be represented by an Indigenous voice in parliament.

I believe that it is essential for Australia that the current government honours its election commitment and holds a referendum after a model for the Indigenous voice has been decided on.

Following the referendum., relevant legislation to enshrine the Indigenous voice should then be passed within the next term of Parliament.

It is important that the model for representing Indigenous voices must be designed in such a way that allows Indigenous people living in the community the same chance of being selected as celebrities or already well-known leaders.

As a white Australian, I recognise the hurt and harm that has been done to Indigenous people and acknowledge that now, more than ever, they need and deserve a truly representative voice in our Parliament.