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Kathryn Martin
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I am a 41 year old Aboriginal woman, a wife and mother, an academic and lecturer.
There is an urgent need for an Indigenous Voice to Parliament. Well documented are the disproportionate disadvantage experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander from invasion to the present day.
An Indigenous Voice to parliament needs to respect Aboriginal ways of knowing, being and belonging including respecting and valuing elders and traditional knowledge holders. A system is required that includes “a voice” or representative selected by each and every Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nation. We need for everyone’s voice to be heard. And for no group to experience further disadvantage by not being suitably represented.