To whom it may concern
Submission to Co-design process
I am an honary life member of the Surfrider Foundation of Australia I am an honary life member of the Kirra Surfriders club I am a life member of Team Koala I am a life member of the Northern Rivers Guardian I am a retired Purchasing Manager I have an Advanced Management Certificate I have a materials Management Certificate I have a Purchasing and Supply Certificate I have a diploma in Purchasing and Supply I am a member of Caldera Environment Centre 32 years I am a member of Tweed Landcare I am a member of Friends of Cudgen Nature Reserve I am a registered volunteer with National Park, and with Tweed Sailabilty
Why do you think the Uluru Statement from the Heart is important?
I have researched the past Australia history with the treatment of the first nations people Australia needs to adapt this statement and all its intentions as part of the nation's respectful development
Why do you think it's important to enshrine the Voice to Parliament in the Constitution, rather than include it only in legislation?
The original inhabitants of this land need to be recognised with same rights as everyone
Why is it important for Indigenous people to have a say in the matters that affect them?
We have previously tried many methods of reconciliation fairness and justice and the like and failed. We need to listen and to come to terms with the differences our culture has between the culture's. It appears the only way forward is to assist first nations people
How could a Voice to Parliament improve the lives of your community?
We no longer want to live with the shame of the history of this great nation It's time for all the injustice and unfairness to cease It's time for Australians to stand up make change so we can be proud of our future We need to walk together