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Submission Number
Allan Sarago-Ah Kee
Submission date

Allan Sarago-Ah Kee

Dear Co-Design Body

Submission to Co-design process

- I'm Allan Sarago-Ah Kee, I'm a Kuku Yalanji, Gugu Yimidhirr, Waanyi and Kokomini man from Far North Queensland and I live in Perth - I study Political Science and International Relations at UWA and I finish in November 2022 - I work at the Department of Education in WA

Why do you think the Uluru Statement from the Heart is important?
I think it's important because it gives us hope for the future and is a vehicle for change

Why do you think a Voice to Parliament is important?
I think it's important for the progress and sustainability of the first nations people in Australia. It'll raise the issues that are often swept under the carpet.

Why do you think Indigenous people should have a Voice to Parliament?
Because they need to be given a platform to voice concerns of discontent and injustice and be given a chance to create change through issue raising to legislative change

Why do you think it's important to enshrine the Voice to Parliament in the Constitution, rather than include it only in legislation?
ATSIC is a prime example of what can happen to something that's not set in stone. I feel as an Indigenous person that we are sick and tired of talk and no action. We are in dire need of actions over endorsement and this can only happen through a constitutional referendum. This will therefore provide the first nations people with stability and certainty.

Kind regards,
Allan Sarago-Ah Kee