To whom it may concern
My name is Kate. I was born in the Philippines, a cluster of some 7,000 islands and once home to many Indigenous tribes. I've called Australia home since the age of 4 and I have a profound love for country and its people.
Why do you think the Uluru Statement from the Heart is important?
First Nations voices must be protected by constitution to prevent the on-going possibility of abolition.
Why is it important for Indigenous people to have a say in the matters that affect them?
Historically, First Nations people have been subjected to policies that have wilfully deprived them of culture and opportunity. We need to recognise and make amends for the injustices being committed now and the society of the past and give First Nations peoples the respect, recognition and representation they deserve.
Why do you think it's important to enshrine the Voice to Parliament in the Constitution, rather than include it only in legislation?
The Constitution is where it all started.
How could a Voice to Parliament improve the lives of your community?
This sets a precedent for voices of all minority groups.