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Submission Number
2393
Participant
James Pryor
Submission date
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James Pryor

To Co-Design Body,

I work for Stepping Stone House, a NFP that provides accommodation and personal development
programs to young people who are at risk or experiencing homelessness. We are currently
undertaking a strategic and cultural expansion to support more Indigenous youth, as these young
people make up an extremely disproportionate representation within Out-of-Home Care and
Specialist Homelessness Services.

Why do you think the Uluru Statement from the Heart is important?
I believe that the Uluru Statement is critical to the healing of Australian people.

How could a Voice to Parliament improve the lives of your community?
For the young people living in our houses, a Voice to Parliament will help ensure that the Federal
Government sets appropriate and achievable goals to support Indigenous Australians, and actually
take the steps to achieve them.

Why do you think it's important to enshrine the Voice to Parliament in the Constitution, rather than
include it only in legislation?
The constitution is a reflection of all Australians, and Indigenous Australia has been pushed aside for
too long.

Why is it important for Indigenous people to have a say in the matters that affect them?
First Nation's Australians deserve to have a say in the matters that affect them. For too long,
Australia has made laws and policies that have been detrimental to the lives of Indigenous
Australians.

Kind regards,
James Pryor