2074

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Submission Number
2074
Participant
Anonymous
Submission date

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Co-design process: Submission

I am a white Australian who grew up in Noogar country in WA. My ancestors cleared the land for farming. We were lucky and entitled to be able to own land. I now live in Wadawurrung country in Victoria and work in the children's services sector.

Why do you think the Uluru Statement from the Heart is important?
Simply its the right and moral thing to do! To tell the truth of Australia's history and start the healing process for First Nations people and for all Australians. It also allows awareness for all Australians which will lead to more empathy and compassion and understanding.

Why do you think it's important to enshrine the Voice to Parliament in the Constitution, rather than include it only in legislation?
To give more voice and for it to reach more Australians. To get more coverage of our history and for more power in decisions in moving forward.

How could a Voice to Parliament improve the lives of your community?
Being informed and educated leads to more understanding and tolerance. In the long term the social, economic and health issues that so plague our First Nations people will be addressed and dealt with more appropriately and more efficiently. This can only be of huge benefit to our whole nation.

Why is it important for Indigenous people to have a say in the matters that affect them?
Because they haven't had a say since white colonisation. To empower and lift their self esteem which is so important to improve social, health and economic issues and wellbeing.

Kind regards