I live in Wangal / Eora country and have a young family. I grew up on Kuring-gai land and have a great appreciation for this country.
Why do you think the Uluru Statement from the Heart is important?
The Uluru Statement from the Heart is super important as it clearly outlines critical issues facing our country, it’s history and it’s people. It’s composed by a large and representative group of indigenous Australians and carries a powerful message.
Why do you think it's important to enshrine the Voice to Parliament in the Constitution, rather than include it only in legislation?
The Voice must be part of the Constitution, so that it cannot be removed or downgraded by the government of the day.
Why do you think Indigenous people should have a Voice to Parliament?
Self-representation and the co-design of processes are needed because previous imposed strategies haven’t worked, and because there is enormous wisdom in indigenous cultures.
Why do you think a Voice to Parliament is important?
First nations people are an intimate part of this country and it’s history. They should be represented in the halls of parliament, and recognised in the constitution. And as previously stated – there’s enormous wisdom in indigenous cultures.
I fully support the co-design process and involving indigenous Australians in the decision making at every step.