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Submission to Co-design process

I am an Australian of European decent. I was raised on Kurnai country and now live on Bun Wurrung / Wurundjeri country. I am an engineer working for Transurban on the West Gate Tunnel Project.

I believe the Uluru Statement from the Heart is important as Australia needs to resolve our history with Indigenous Australians. The Statement from the Heart provides a methodology for this which Indigenous Australians are behind, and which I and many other Australians are supportive of.

It is essential in a democracy that people have a say about matters that affect them. This is problematic for minorities, which Indigenous Australians are in this country.

Indigenous Australian's representation and control of their own affairs has a troubled history in Australia. It has been subject to political whim of the day. To be effective and continuous their Voice must be enshrined in the Constitution, not simply in legislation.

Thank you