Balhannah SA 5242
To whom it may concern
Submission for Co-design process
I write in relation to the Uluru Statement from the Heart.
I consider the Uluru Statement to be an incredibly important document, not just for indigenous Australians, but for us all.
Indigenous people should have a say in the matters that affect them. Indigenous people and leaders have the best insight into their communities and should play an important part in any matters pertaining to them.
I am not an indigenous person, but consider it fundamental that there be an indigenous Voice to Parliament. Through no fault of their own, we cannot rely on elected non indigenous members to ensure first nations peoples needs are considered and understood adequately when decisions are being made.
It is key that the Voice to Parliament be included in the constitution, so that it is enshrined and gives our indigenous community the confidence that it cannot be taken away lightly. Simply legislating for a Voice to Parliament is not enough, as legislation can be too easily amended or repealed.
I thank you for your time in considering my submission.