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Submission Number
2146
Participant
Jacqueline Yard
Submission date

Jacqueline Yard
(redacted)
Aldinga SA 5173

To whom it may concern

Submission for Co-design process

I am a 5th generation white Australian woman born in 1964 in South Australia.

Why do you think the Uluru Statement from the Heart is important?
The Uluru Statement from the Heart is important as it will instil in Australian politics its soul as i see the First Nations represent the spirit of this land.

How could a Voice to Parliament improve the lives of your community?
As a white woman, I think it will improve my sense of wellbeing and respect as a citizen of this country.

Why is it important for Indigenous people to have a say in the matters that affect them?
Always was and always will be Aboriginal land that was forcibly stolen. We need to make reparations for this and it is up to them to say how this will look. Then, and only then will their/our sorry feelings begin to heal.

Why do you think it's important to enshrine the Voice to Parliament in the Constitution, rather than include it only in legislation?
Its important to enshrine the Voice to Parliament in the Constitution to demonstrate the respect and gravity these people deserve after so much sorry business.

It is time. We need to do this.

Yours sincerely,
Jacqueline Yard