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Submission Number
2364
Participant
Madeline Kelly
Submission date

Madeline Kelly
Balaclava VIC 3183

Dear Co-Design Body

Submission for Co-design process

I am a 24 year old Law/Science student at Deakin University, currently working as a Legal Case Manager at a Community Legal Centre. I grew up in Kyneton and have moved to Melbourne for study.

Why do you think the Uluru Statement from the Heart is important?
This statement is important as it provides a common sense, pragmatic set of ideas for moving forward and away from horrible outcomes faced by First Nations peoples.

Why do you think it's important to enshrine the Voice to Parliament in the Constitution, rather than include it only in legislation?
First Nations people deserve the stability, certainty and recognition that this inclusion can provide.

How could a Voice to Parliament improve the lives of your community?
To help us to realise where we can do better and promote a sense of inclusion and connectedness.

Why is it important for Indigenous people to have a say in the matters that affect them?
They are the only people we can rely on for the knowledge and expertise to remedy these issues. We need to be guided by them.

Kind regards,
Madeline Kelly