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Submission Number
Karina Mereki
Submission date

Karina Mereki
(redacted) Tyagarah NSW 2481

To whom it may concern

Submission to Co-design process

It brings the importance of indigenous lives, culture and there rights to exist with dignity and respect in this complex modern world.

Why do you think the Uluru Statement from the Heart is important?
It brings the importance of indigenous lives, culture and there rights to exist with dignity and respect in this complex and often dismissive modern world.

Why is it important for Indigenous people to have a say in the matters that affect them?
We're no longer in the dark days of the 1950's, thank the great spirit! Who better to have the voices of the indigenous people brought to the table and be heard for the matters that effect them.

Why do you think it's important to enshrine the Voice to Parliament in the Constitution, rather than include it only in legislation?
Enshrine is to place a revered or precious object in an appropriate receptacle. Its about time!

How could a Voice to Parliament improve the lives of your community?
We are a multi cultural community and we are diverse and open minded towards all cultures who show respect and will be respected in return.

This will be a defining moment in our history if 'the voice of our indigenous people can be heard, respected and upheld in the state of law and our constitution'.

Thank you,
Karina Mereki