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Submission Number
2181
Participant
Andreas Dalman
Submission date

I strongly support a Voice to Parliament for First Nations People written into the Austrlian Constitution as described in the Uluru Statement from the Heart.
This representative body will be essential in moving forward reconciliation and will offer authenticity, pride and justice and will be a genuine step towards acknowledging the Traditional custodians of our lands and the rich knowledge and practices that they have used to care for Country and the people and animals inhabiting it since the dawn of time on this planet.
All Australians need to acknowledge the genuine sovereignty of the First Nations communities over this great Land.
The Closing the Gap Report shows that our society, our Government, has consistently and wilfully failed our indigenous people.
A Voice to parliament is needed to provide advice and measure accountability to ensure that government legislation, programmes and processes are improved for First Nations people so measurable outcomes such as improved health and education outcomes are delivered. The Voice will also be instrumental in ensuring the protection of Country, our unique biodiversity, Traditional cultural sites and knowledge is part of all government decision-making.