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Submission Number
2429
Participant
Willem lieftink
Submission date

Willem Lieftink
bicton 6157

Dear Co-Design Body

Submission to Co-design process

I am a caucasian male teacher. I am interested in reconciliation, personally and also by mandate according to the AITSL teaching standards. I have and do work with indigenous students and would like to live in a country where they feel heard, seen and respected.

Why do you think the Uluru Statement from the Heart is important?
Colonial culture sought to destroy a millennia of rich history and traditions so we need to act to preserve what is left.

Why do you think it's important to enshrine the Voice to Parliament in the Constitution, rather than include it only in legislation?
To have their voices directly heard at levels that resonate through the country and are protected moving forward.

Why is it important for Indigenous people to have a say in the matters that affect them?
We can learn from them abour our land and develop new depths to our often superficial culture.

How could a Voice to Parliament improve the lives of your community?
By giving them a more powerful voice to share their concerns, needs and knowledge.

Kind regards,
Willem Lieftink