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Co-design process: Submission for Louise Naylor
I work for a NFP, female and originally from the UK. I have lived in Australia for 8 years
Why do you think the Uluru Statement from the Heart is important?
the Statement from the heart is important as it does not ask for the impossible, only what is fair. Further it gives all Australians the opportunity to understand the request for a voice.
Why is it important for Indigenous people to have a say in the matters that affect them?
I believe that I believe that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be able to have a voice and involvement in the policies and legislation that are linked to their communities. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people know their own communities and how to empower them.
How could a Voice to Parliament improve the lives of your community?
This could assist the reconciliation process; promoting and facilitating respect, trust and positive relationships between the wider Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Why do you think it's important to enshrine the Voice to Parliament in the Constitution, rather than include it only in legislation?
It could help promote and champion Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture as a positive culture and one Australia should be proud of.