Dear Co-Design Body
Submission to Co-design process
I work as a software engineer developing software to teach literacy.
Why do you think the Uluru Statement from the Heart is important?
It will help bridge the very wide gap between our first nation people and all of Australian society.
Why do you think Indigenous people should have a Voice to Parliament?
As recognition of their fundamental right to be heard in the process of law making. This right is based on the respect and recognition of First Nation peoples who have been marginalised in their own country.
Why do you think Australia needs a Voice to Parliament?
Australian parliament is not truly representative of their own people. A Voice to Parliament by First Nations people will help to protect and encourage the lives of indigenous Australians which up till now have been silenced by their lack of representation.
Why do you think it's important to enshrine the Voice to Parliament in the Constitution, rather than include it only in legislation?
Its place is not represented by being made into a law. Its place is to be heard in the process of creating Australian laws.
This recognition is important on many levels: healing, empowering, recognising and repairing the mistreatment, neglect and violence that First Nation peoples have suffered.