2025

Submissions: Your Feedback

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Submission Number
2025
Participant
Maria Marchetti
Submission date

The Uluru statement from the heart.
I support an enshrined Voice to Parliament in the Australian Constitution for Indigenous peoples, Aboriginal and Torres strait islanders. The First Nations people who I believe are the oldest surviving culture on this land and in the world has been disenfranchised, their land stolen, their children stolen and scattered and their lives destroyed by actions of our governments without changes for their betterment. I support these key positions:
a) the government must honour its election commitment to a referendum once a model for the Voice has been settled.
b) enabling legislation for the Voice must be passed after a referendum has been held in the next term of Parliament.
c) the membership model for the National Voice must ensure previously unheard Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people have the same chance of being selected and heard as established leadership figures and organisations.
d) urge the government to propose an Indigenous Voice directly to Parliament that is embedded in the Constitution and requires a Referendum.
Maria Marchetti