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Submission Number
2660
Participant
Anonymous
Submission date

To whom it may concern

Submission to Co-design process

I grew up in a small town in regional NSW and decided to make the move to Wollongong in 2017 to be closer to the beach. I am currently in my second year of study completing a Bachelor of Business majoring in HR & Industrial Relations. I have previously studied a Diploma in Beauty Therapy straight after school and I am currently working casually at a local warehouse and casually for the Government serving an electorate.

Why do you think the Uluru Statement from the Heart is important?
I believe the Uluru Statement from the Heart is important because it provides a roadmap forward and a vision for the future for Australia. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people deserve a say in the laws and policies that impact them.

How could a Voice to Parliament improve the lives of your community?
It will provide better outcomes as the challenges that are faced can be expressed by those that best understand them. It will provide ownership and responsibility for the challenges that are faced by Indigenous Peoples enabling laws and policies to be worked on collaboratively with Government which are so badly needed to Close the Gap

Why is it important for Indigenous people to have a say in the matters that affect them?
Indigenous people should have a say in the matters that affect them as they understand best the challenges that face their families and communities.

Why do you think it's important to enshrine the Voice to Parliament in the Constitution, rather than include it only in legislation?
A First Nations Voice to Parliament must be enshrined into the Constitution as it must be protected.