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It has been too long that we have ignored the voices of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Accepting the Uluru statement, allowing for the people of this land to be heard is key for the betterment of the future, for all of Australia.

The work that has been accomplished by the three co-desginer committess, gudied by co-chairs Marcia Langton and Tom Calma has been significant. The responses to the interim co-design proposals need to be recognised. In saying so, the National Voice must be representative of the diverse populations and needs of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Furthermore, once the referendum has been held in the next term of Parliament enabling legisaltion for the voice must be passed. It is imperative that the constitutional and legistaltive arrangements to enact the Voice are completed in a deliberate manner.

This is the only way in recognising the history of this land and acknowledging the pain and suffering of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People. A Voice enshrined in the Constitution is a way foward, it will allow for the people of this country to unify indiscrimanetly and without prejudice.