Dear Co-Design Body
Co-design process: Submission for Courtney Collins
I am a non-Indigenous writer/producer who has spent the past 6 years living and working in a remote Indigenous community in south east Arnhem Land.
Why do you think the Uluru Statement from the Heart is important?
IT'S TIME for a First Nations Voice to Parliament protected by the Constitution.
Why do you think it's important to enshrine the Voice to Parliament in the Constitution, rather than include it only in legislation?
This cannot be a token gesture. Repair needs to be made to our constitution to enshrine Indigenous Voice in the Constitution - so all Australians take it seriously.
How could a Voice to Parliament improve the lives of your community?
Empowerment through voices and ideas being heard, taken seriously and appropriately supported.
Why is it important for Indigenous people to have a say in the matters that affect them?
Indigenous people have the solutions to the challenges that face them - challenges that are the direct result of invasion and dehumanising colonial practices.
Non-Indigenous people need to listen to what Indigenous people are telling them.