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Submission Number
2405
Participant
Shelley Clarke
Submission date

Shelley Clarke
(redacted) ACT 2600

Dear Co-Design Body

Submission for Co-design process

I was born in Perth, Western Australia in 1958. My heritage is English, Scottish, Irish and Swedish and I acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land.

Why do you think the Uluru Statement from the Heart is important?
Our First Australians have been treated atrociously over the time since white settlement. We need to listen to them. How they have been affected. What they need and want now.

How could a Voice to Parliament improve the lives of your community?
I need to know all Australians are valued, respected and heard. A pretty basic request, isn't it?

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 where all Australians should be acknowledged. It is the basis for all our laws. Legislation can always be changed, modified or scrapped.

Why is it important for Indigenous people to have a say in the matters that affect them?
It is way past time for our first people to be properly heard when it comes to issues affecting them. And, be honest, that is most issues.

It really is time to quit resisting doing the right thing. Just get on with it, please.

Yours sincerely,
Shelley Clarke