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Philip Arber
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Philip Arber

To whom it may concern

Co-design process: Submission for Philip Arber

I am 75 years of age and have become increasingly aware over the last 10-20 years of
the need to improve the relationship between non indigenous Australians and the
original occupants of this continent.

Why do you think the U/uru Statement from the Heart is important?
The Uluru Statement from the Heart is important in that it gives a constitutional voice to
the indigenous people of Australia

How could a Voice to Parliament improve the lives of your community?
Not so much in Mosman but the rural communities

Why do you think it's important to enshrine the Voice to Parliament in the Constitution,
rather than include it only in legislation?
Because it was their country and they should have a direct voice, and not just be subject
to non-indigenous law.

Why is it important for Indigenous people to have a say in the matters that affect them?
Because this was originally their country and with greater "representation" it would allow
the indigenous peoples to take greater pride in Australia and greater pride in
themselves. With greater pride they can work to improve their communities and the lives
.of indivi als

Thank you,
Philip Arber