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I am originally from the Alps and have been living in Australia for several years. I work in the Arts and am lucky to work for an organisation that promotes and values Australia’s first nation heritage.

Why do you think the Uluru Statement from the Heart is important?
I think the Uluru statement defends values that are important in our society. Respect, tolerance and kindness to one another is lacking today in how Australia is dealing with first nations people.

Why do you think it's important to enshrine the Voice to Parliament in the Constitution, rather than include it only in legislation?
It should be part of Australia’s constitution to give a voice to the country’s first people. It should always have been.

Why is it important for Indigenous people to have a say in the matters that affect them?
It is essential to recognise the invaluable history and culture of first nations people and to make it part of every decision making. It is unfathomable that decisions are made without members of the community being part of the decision making process.

How could a Voice to Parliament improve the lives of your community?
A Voice to Parliament would improve my community by guaranteeing that everyone is heard, that decisions are made consultatively and by considering all members of the community,

Thank you