To whom it may concern
Submission for Co-design process
My name is and I live on the mid north coast. I graduated from a university in the USA with a degree in microbiology. I'm a mother and a partner and i care deeply about the indigenous communities in Australia.
Why do you think the Uluru Statement from the Heart is important?
The Uluru Statement is essential for us to take seriously as a country as it is coming from the original peoples of this land. It is their heritage and cultural values and we must respect them.
Why is it important for Indigenous people to have a say in the matters that affect them?
It goes without saying that every human being on Earth should have a right to have a say in the matters that affect them.
Why do you think it's important to enshrine the Voice to Parliament in the Constitution, rather than include it only in legislation?
Because it is a constitutional right that all peoples be included in making decisions that affect them.
How could a Voice to Parliament improve the lives of your community?
A voice in Parliament will make a difference tot he lives of indigenous people and should have been there since the beginning. we have stripped indigenous people of the most basic human rights and we need to accept responsibilty for the actions of white australia and the dehumanzing ways we've treated our first peoples. They deserve a voice in parliament and so much more