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Co-design process: Submission
I am from Orange, NSW. I have grown up here from the age of 4 years old.
Why do you think the Uluru Statement from the Heart is important?
The Uluru statement is important because traditions are the foundation of indigenous culture and all indigenous people deserve to have a say in what affects them, their culture and traditions. I have many friends from the wiradjuri community who would greatly benefit and appreciate having a say in what affects them
How could a Voice to Parliament improve the lives of your community?
As I live in a rural area, they will have the ability to ensure sacred spaces, culture and traditions are maintained
Why is it important for Indigenous people to have a say in the matters that affect them?
Having a say in what affects them gives them the ability to maintain important cultural traditions and shows respect to the original founders of our country
Why do you think it's important to enshrine the Voice to Parliament in the Constitution, rather than include it only in legislation?
Because having the voice to parliament in the constitution prevents laws from being changed without support from indigenous Australians. Anyone that isn’t indigenous does not understand the effects of changing these laws