To whom it may concern
Submission to Co-design process
I am a retired University Professor.
Why do you think the Uluru Statement from the Heart is important?
A country based on theft of land has no soul. The enormous gap in our culture, our failure to come to terms with our past - these things are important. I would like my grandchildren to grow up in a country that is authentic, not one that is a pale imitation of some European fantasy.
Why do you think it's important to enshrine the Voice to Parliament in the Constitution, rather than include it only in legislation?
So that it cannot be undone.
Why is it important for Indigenous people to have a say in the matters that affect them?
Without deep cultural understanding, bad things are done over and over again.
How could a Voice to Parliament improve the lives of your community?
I would feel that I live in a civilised country.