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Submission Number
2359
Participant
Marie Hayes
Submission date
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I, Marie Hayes, believe that a referendum put out in the next term of parliament will have a
resounding yes from the Australian Citizens for a VOICE enshrined in the constitution for
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islands peoples, the First Nations Peoples in Australia.
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A VOICE enshrined in the constitution is imperative for first Nations Peoples to have a say in
things that concern them and be able to vote for their representatives to inform government
on First Nations Peoples affairs.
A VOICE enshrined in the constitution will lead to an ebbing of “powerlessness and torment”
that the first Nations Peoples continue to experience, and achieve the best possible outcome
through this process.
A VOICE enshrined in the constitution will give it legal protection rather than being used as a
political football.
A VOICE enshrined in the constitution will lead to the three major requests set out in The
Uluru Statement from the Heart. VOICE ,TREATY, TRUTH, to be finally heard, recognised
and acted upon.
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A VOICE enshrined in the constitution is long overdue, the government need to act on their
words and promises;
“The Morrison government is committed “ to Indigenous Constitutional change. - Ken Wyatt
2019
A proposal to recognise Indigenous people in the constitution will be put to a referendum
within three years, the Federal government had promised in 2019.
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I Marie Hayes entreat, that all tiers of government hear the cry from The First Nations
Peoples of Australia, to stop and listen to their voices.

28 April 2021
Marie Hayes