Dear Co-Design Body
Submission for Co-design process
I am a mother. I work as a legal assistant at Corrs Chambers Westgarth. I live on Turrbal Land in Banyo, Queensland.
Why do you think the Uluru Statement from the Heart is important?
The Uluru Statement underlines the overdue need for First Nation's voices to be heard and action taken to give them the power to make decision for their people and their land.
Why is it important for Indigenous people to have a say in the matters that affect them?
The First Nation's people have too long had their knowledge and experience muted and their autonomy revoked. Who better to speak on First Nation's issues then First Nation's people themselves.
Why do you think it's important to enshrine the Voice to Parliament in the Constitution, rather than include it only in legislation?
As the supreme law of Australia the Constitution, and not legislation, is the appropriate method for the Voice to Parliament to be implemented.
How could a Voice to Parliament improve the lives of your community?
I believe as a community we can all benefit from First Nation's voices in parliament. We all have so much to learn about our country and it's indigenous people.