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Submission Number
Allison Bosley
Submission date

Allison Bosley
Beach NSW 2107

To Co-Design Body

Submission to Co-design process

Dear Sir or Madam,
My name is Allison Bosley and I live in Avalon Beach in Sydney. I grew up opposite Lane Cove National Park and as a child I played in the bush every weekend which gave me a deep sense of connection with this country we call Australia and our original Australians, our First Nations people, the original custodians of this precious country.

I feel the Uluru Statement from the heart is a historic document that was created with great wisdom and unprecedented collaboration by our First Nations people. The significance of this historic document now existing ready to be acted on is ground breaking.

Our First Nations people need autonomy in their own affairs. They are the only ones who know what to do in every situation that affects them. They are an ancient wise people with a great understanding of what has happened and is still happening, how it is affecting them and how any issues can be remedied. Only they can run their affairs and I feel it's extremely arrogant and patronising to think otherwise.

The Voice to Parliament needs to be enshrined in the Constitution because Legislation can be changed by different governments at their whim. This Voice to Parliament needs to be a permanent part of our Constitution and Parliament into the future.

A Voice to Parliament will give our First Nations people the voice they so desperately need, recognition and a say in the parliament of their own country. It is time a Voice to Parliament of our First Nations people is enshrined in our Constitution in order that Australia can finally recognise our indigenous people, give them control of their own affairs and allow our nation to finally heal and grow together.

Thank you,
Allison Bosley