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Submissions: Your Feedback

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Submission Number
2622
Participant
Anonymous
Submission date

As a New Zealander, who witnessed the process of Maori renaissance in NZ in the 1980/90's I can attest to the value formal recognition of indigenous peoples has for all citizens of a country. All Australians, Australia as a country, Australia's identity as more than just descendants of convicts, but as a nation with a strong, long, ancient history, all of us living on this land, will benefit from a commitment and implementation of a process to recognise the First Nations of this country.

The Government must honour its election commitment to a referendum once a model for the Voice has been settled to ensure that a First Nations Voice to Parliament is protected by the Constitution. Enabling legislation for the Voice must be passed after a referendum has been held in the next term of Parliament; and the membership model for the National Voice must ensure previously unheard Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have the same chance of being selected as established leadership figures.