2012

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Submission Number
2012
Participant
Joannie Lee
Submission date

I am a migrant and Australian citizen living in NSW. I am a student, a worker, a volunteer, a healthcare worker, and an active community member. I believe First Nations people should have a voice for the laws that are being made about them and it should be enshrined in the constitution. For long term planning, there needs to be this Voice to Parliament that is enshrined in the Constitution in order to have empowered communication between government, parliaments and First Nations communities.
As an Australian citizen, I am appalled by the way the government has treated and continues to treat First Nations communities and our own citizens. I support the Uluru Statement From the Heart and believe that our nation will be better with a First Nations Voice to Parliament. The government should legislate to go towards a referendum, which allows for the Australian public to vote to allow the Voice to Parliament to be enshrined in the Constitution, so it will not be impacted by political cycle. As a migrant and a settler in this nation, much like everyone else except for the First Nations people, I believe that it is time for us in Australia to listen to First Nations voices and have it written in the constitution to allow for First Nations people for self-determination and have agency on the laws that are being made about then.