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Submission Number
2504
Participant
Anonymous
Submission date

Dear Co-Design Body,

Submission to Co-design process

My name is and I live on the lands of the Warundjeri People. I am a counsellor and I have the most awesome job of supporting people to find their voice and speak their truth. I watch how this heals. I watch how this ripples out into the world. I watch how this creates change.

Why do you think the Uluru Statement from the Heart is important?
The Uluru Statement from the Heart is important because it is time to provide our First Nation People with every possible opportunity for healing. To have their voices heard, to acknowledge and bear witness to what is in their hearts begins this process in earnest.

Why do you think it's important to enshrine the Voice to Parliament in the Constitution, rather than include it only in legislation?
It is important to enshrine the Voice to Parliament in the Constitution because it would send a strong message that not only is their Voice being heard, it is being taken seriously.

Why do you think Indigenous people should have a Voice to Parliament?
A Voice to Parliament would mean that what matters to our First Nations People counts, that they are included and their deepest heartfelt wishes for a better future will be held in the highest regard.

Why do you think a Voice to Parliament is important?
A Voice to Parliament would mean that through those that govern an example of a better, fairer, and more humane way of caring for our First Nations People is demonstrated.

The Uluru Statement represents the beginning of great change, promise and hope for the next generation of First Nation People. The Voice of First Nation People must be supported and allowed to be strong and powerful so that we can all turn towards it, meet it and attune our own hearts to it so as to develop as a collective. Let the healing ripple out into the world.

Thank you,