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Submission Number
2527
Participant
Narelle Guest
Submission date

The Uluru Statement from the Heart says it all. First Nations people uncategorically own the right to have a say in their country and their future. I need not specify my vision of what it should be. That should lie in the hands of the people it concerns. That is the only respectful position I can take. Is that not self determination? Is that not a human right? What is the delay in granting what is fundamental, respectful, honest and necessary? In years to come people will most certainly look back incredulously that this right to have a voice to parliament to determine what is best for First Nations people by First Nations people and to recognise this vast country was not terranullus, and the truth of what actually occurred through colonisation, was even a question or needed to be fought for. It's outrageous, embarrassing and just wrong.
A voice to parliament is essential and the people that need the voice also need to determine how that voice can be implemented.
I truly hope the current government honours their commitment and can start paying the due respect to a culture of 60,000+ plus years and put a stop to the embarrassing position hold on the world stage.