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Submission Number
1979
Participant
Manuela Hancock
Submission date

Manuela Hancock
3055

Dear Co-Design Body

Co-design process: Submission for Manuela Hancock

I'm an Italian born Australian who has worked for years in Medical Research.

Why do you think the Uluru Statement from the Heart is important?
I strongly believe it's time for Australia to finally give a proper voice to our Indigenous people. The Uluru Statement from the Heart is an inspiring document full of hope for true reconciliation.

Why do you think it's important to enshrine the Voice to Parliament in the Constitution, rather than include it only in legislation?
For too long the Constitution failed indigenous people. Now it's time to enshrine their voices to achieve meaningful reconciliation.

Why is it important for Indigenous people to have a say in the matters that affect them?
It's time for others to stop trying to determine what's best for indigenous people and instead let them have their own say in matters that affect them.

How could a Voice to Parliament improve the lives of your community?
A Voice to Parliament will help ensure resources are better allocated, indigenous concerns are more highly respected and allow all Australians to feel better knowing that finally we'll be on the right track to improve the lives of indigenous people.

Thank you,
Manuela Hancock