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(redacted) Hurstville 2220, Sydney 

To Co-Design BodyCo-design process: Submission for (redacted)

I live in Hurstville in the St George area, I am currently a UNSW student studying science

Why do you think the Uluru Statement from the Heart is important?
It would be the first step in breaking the great australian silence and would be a monumental opportunity to integrate indigenous law into a system founded by settlers. Thereby encouraging and supporting legal pluralism

Why is it important for Indigenous people to have a say in the matters that affect them?
It empowers them, giving them a voice and allows them to feel and be valued, ceasing the suppression that they have long faced. Doing so, would be a step in acknowledging Indigenous people and their historyHow could a Voice to Parliament improve the lives of your community?
It would highlight the importance of indigenous people, encouraging non-indigenous members of the community to value and listen to indigenous members

Why do you think it's important to enshrine the Voice to Parliament in the Constitution, rather than include it only in legislation?
Enshrining the voice to parliament in the constitution would effectively safeguard it against potential future government actions looking to reverse or repeal. 

Kind regards,