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Submission Number
2230
Participant
Anonymous
Submission date

I am a non-indigenous Australian and I support our First Nations people having a Voice to parliament.
Why? Because I recognise how a First Nations voice to parliament will provide the foundations upon which First Nations people and the Australian Government can come to the table as one unified body to negotiate and settle acts of Parliament to pass on behalf of First Nations people by First Nations People. It is about inclusion not exclusion. It is about the Australian Government recognising (finally!) that the cultural authority of First Nations lies with the First Nations People.
A structured constitutional reform will lead to political legitimacy and First Nations interest in Parliament. First Nations will be able to assert THEIR RIGHTS from THEIR OWN CULTURAL standpoint to parliamentary representatives on laws and policies about First Nations as a people.
Furthermore, it will foster a greater understanding and acknowledgement of their past incarceration, disenfranchisement as a people, inequality and injustice. Most importantly, a Voice to parliament will restore dignity and respect to our First Nations people.