Strathalbyn SA 5255
Dear Co-Design Body
Co-design process: Submission for Katherine Snoswell
I am a non-indigenous woman, farmer. I live in the electorate of Mayo, near Strathalbyn, SA. I grew up here, and have returned after travelling the world.
Why do you think the Uluru Statement from the Heart is important?
The Uluru Statement from the Heart is beautiful, honest request from Indigenous Australia to have a say in their own affairs.
How could a Voice to Parliament improve the lives of your community?
I would hope to see less inequality, and more pride in our nation for doing the right thing.
Why do you think it's important to enshrine the Voice to Parliament in the Constitution, rather than include it only in legislation?
History has proven that a indigenous voice not enshrined in the Constitution can be dismantled at any time.
Why is it important for Indigenous people to have a say in the matters that affect them?
The Australian Government, and prior to that the British Government, do not have a good track record on Indigenous affairs. Massacres, stolen generations, complete inability to Close the Gap. It’s time Indigenous people are able to weigh in and actually have their voices heard by generally non-indigenous lawmakers.