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Submission Number
1937
Participant
Anonymous
Submission date
Main Submission File
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, Avalon Beach, NSW 2107

To Co-Design Body

Submission to Co-design process

I am an Australian citizen living on the Northern Beaches of Sydney.

It is long since past time to engage in a meaningful, actionable process of reconciliation with
First Nation peoples. This can have many forms but chief amongst them is establishing an
enshrined voice for these peoples to have a say on legislation and issues which have a
bearing on them and their communities.

Left unresolved, this is a stain on the whole of Australia and to its standing in the
international community. By facilitating a right to a Voice in Parliament, the first step towards
addressing the many issues giving rise to the current inequitable situation can be made.

A Voice in Parliament must be enshrined in the Constitution to protect it from the vacillating
policy prescriptions of Australian party politics. Without this, the status quo will continue
and an under represented body of Australians who are integral to the fabric and story of this
country and who have been the subject of generations of atrocious state sanctioned
maltreatment, will continue to be systemically abused.

Yours sincerely,