McLaren Vale SA 5171
Dear Co-Design Body
Submission to Co-design process
I am a 72yo white, retired non indigenous person from McLaren Vale SA
Why do you think the Uluru Statement from the Heart is important?
I am tired of hearing excuses as to why the incarceration rates of Indigenous people are so high and hearing about the past history of the treatment of indigenous people. It is time for these matters to be heard and owned by all citizens of this country. Further I believe: 1. The government must honour its election commitment to a referendum. 2. I support a Makaratta; 3. I support a National Voice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Parliament and protected by the Constitution. I ask that these matters be addressed without further delay.
Why do you think it's important to enshrine the Voice to Parliament in the Constitution, rather than include it only in legislation?
Enshrining a voice in the Constitution will provide some certainty that Indigenous people recognised as an important part of our society.
Why is it important for Indigenous people to have a say in the matters that affect them?
We have tried the alternative to indigenous people have a say in matters that affect them and it hasn't worked all that well !
How could a Voice to Parliament improve the lives of your community?
I do not think it have much affect on the lives of my community but it will affect the lives of indigenous people in a very positive way and we will all benefit from that.