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I'm a mixed-race Australian, writing professional, and learning to teach. (MTeach - high school)

Why do you think the Uluru Statement from the Heart is important?
We need social justice and recognition of First Nations voices in our democracy.

Why do you think it's important to enshrine the Voice to Parliament in the Constitution, rather than include it only in legislation?
The Voice to Parliament must be enshrined in the Constitution so it cannot be upeneded by successive governments with agendas to eradicate or diminish First Nations influence in this country.

How could a Voice to Parliament improve the lives of your community?
It will represent, advocate and empathise with First Nation peoples. It will provide real agency for their vote and opinion to coun.

Why is it important for Indigenous people to have a say in the matters that affect them?
Self-representation and expression is critical to healing, acceptance and paving a more socially just, conscious and harmonious society.

Thank you