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Submission Number
1157
Participant
Abi Humphreys
Submission date

I support the design of Uluru Statement from The Heart and want Australia to stop delaying and develop a Voice to Parliament and to develop and start Truth Telling.
It is only through listening to Aboriginal voices that Australia can start to make progress on the road to healing the disgusting results of Colonialism and racism that have been inflicted on our First Nations people and that continue today to marginalise them.
Australia’s First Nations people have lived here since the beginning of time, 65-85,000 years, they should be the leaders of the conversation and response to the climate catastrophe, including fire management, water management and land use.
I believe it is all Australians responsibility to elevate First Nations to their rightful place in the decision making process in Australia and as such must have a Voice to Parliament enshrined in the constitution.
The constitution excludes First Nations as the belief at the time is that ‘they would die out’
Of course this belief was helped by government genocidal actions and condoning frontier wars and murder.
Only by a legitimate Truth Telling will healing take place.
The 1997 Bringing Them Home report included recommendations that the history be acknowledged which I do not believe has been accomplished. Yes people now know about The Stolen Generations but still the narrative around Australia Day shows how far we still have to go.
Please accept my submission and move to enshrined a voice to Parliament in the constitution and enact a Truth Telling commission.
Thank you.