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Submission Number
2639
Participant
Tessa Jayne Flint
Submission date

Dear Co-Design Body
Submission for Co-design process
Blue mountains, then far south coast NSW
Why do you think the Uluru Statement from the Heart is important?
First Nations peoples deserve to contribute and be heard.
How could a Voice to Parliament improve the lives of your community?
Equality for First Nations peoples and for all generally. I feel Australia would only benefit from having First Nations peoples contribution in terms of governing Australia.
Why do you think it's important to enshrine the Voice to Parliament in the Constitution, rather than include it only in legislation?
This gives First Nations peoples protection and it also a step toward the process of reconciliation and healing.
Why is it important for Indigenous people to have a say in the matters that affect them?
This land belongs to First Nations peoples, therefore they should decide how things are to proceed.
I believe Australia would be so much more if Indigious languages were taught in schools. If students were given true accounts of the country’s history. I believe restaraunts and cafes would benefit from creating a menu that was inspired by First Nations peoples. This would also feel more inclusive to the current society white Australia has created. I believe health and education would benefit if Indigenous Australia’s were a voice in parliament. There could be talk of changing the date of Survival day and the Australian flag which would be fairer, and more accurate to the identity of the country we wish to be a part of, therefore we should be asking questions and learning. I believe care of the land and the direction we are going would benefit greatly as I worry for our future as we don’t know how to tend to the land as First Nations peoples know their land. I would ultimately like Australia to go in a new direction, and make a first step toward reconciliation and healing. Mostly, I’m disspointed that no Indiginous voice is within the parliament as for me this is unconscionable, given that we are living on land that is not ours. Thank you
 
Thank you,
tessa jayne flint