Dear Mr .Morrison
I have children and Grandchildren and I want them to grow up in a world which understands what
the Indigenous are about. They have lived on this land for thousands of years and looked after the
land in a way we have not. I would like to think that my Grandchildren will grow up understanding
how they did this and to listen for ways as to how we can love the land and steward it.
I value the work by Marcia and Tom of their Report on codesign and how a voice will look.
I also value the work of Thomas Mayor and Dean Parkin introducing us to the Uluru Statement of
the Heart. It was carefully crafted by many indigenous discussions and dialogues as well as lawyers
taking the ideas and producing a statement which we can all accept.
Basically these three points are important to me:-
I request the Government to honour its election commitment to a referendum once a model for the
Voice has been settled.
I ask for legislation for the Voice to be passed after a referendum has been held in the next term of
The National Voice Member model must be a model that ensures all Aboriginal and Torres State
Islanders grass roots voices must be heard.
Joyce Fraser member of Women’s Reconciliation Network