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Submission Number
2227
Participant
Anonymous
Submission date

Thank you for the opportunity to present this submission to the Indigenous Co- Design Process. My understanding of all these reports is that constitutional enshrinement is the only viable option for real structural change to improve the lives of First Nations People.
In an historic consensus, First Nations People asked for this with the Uluru Statement, rejected by the previous government. The issue was never discussed in parliament nor within the broader Australian community. Discussion of constitutional options for Voice has been explicitly removed from terms of reference for this Co-Design process.
I take this opportunity to stand with First Nations People and to affirm the Uluru Statement from the Heart. I stand in solidariy, in their call to be genuinely listened to, through the establishment of a PERMANENT ADVISORY FIRST NATIONS VOICE THAT CAN FORM THE BASIS OF A RELIABLE, ONGOING SEAT AT THE TABLE OF GOVERNMENT.
It's call for truth telling, for a Makarrata commission to supervise treaty-making, and for a national voice enshrined in te Constitution, is an invitation which must be acted upon.
1. I request that the Federal government honours is 2019 electoral promise to take a model for a First Nations Voice to Parliament, to a referendum.
2. I ask for legislation for the First Nations Voice to be passed after the referendum in the next term of Parliament.
3. The National voice member model, must be a model that ensures all Aboriginal and Torres Strai Island grassroot voices are heard fro every level.
It is imperative for this government to join with most other countries in honouring and respecting its First nations People in both a symbolic and practical way, for this nation to move forward.
Thank you