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Submission Number
2717
Participant
University of Southern Queensland
Submission date
Main Submission Automated Transcript

SUBMISSION IN RESPONSE TO
THE INDIGENOUS VOICE DISCUSSION PAPER

April 2021

The University of Southern Queensland welcomes the opportunity to make a submission
in response to the Indigenous Voice Discussion Paper.

The University of Southern Queensland acknowledges the traditional custodians and
owners of the lands on which our campuses are built and on which we come together as
a community to learn and work. The University recognises that reaching reconciliation
and understanding between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians is critical for all
Australians.

The University declares its support for the Uluru Statement from the Heart and the call
for the National Voice to be enshrined in the Constitution. We recognise the importance
of the National Voice being representative of the diverse populations and needs of
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and that its role is to speak to the
Commonwealth Parliament and Government on policy and legislation.

We note that the mechanisms for achieving the National Voice are still being debated.
The University is committed to supporting Local and Regional Indigenous Voice
representation to ensure our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities’ unique
strengths, challenges and aspirations are reflected in the National Voice priorities.