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Submission Number
2909
Participant
Jenny Leahy
Submission date

In 2021 it’s appalling that our First Nations people are not included in the constitution and still suffering terrible trauma, racism and disadvantage in our Australia. We should be ashamed of ourselves.
We must immediately update the constitution and address a history of exclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the life of the nation;
improve the sense of self worth and social and emotional well-being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples both as individuals, communities and as part of the national identity;
enshrine the principles of non-discrimination in to our Constitution;
change the context in which debates about the challenges faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities take place; and
build positive relationships based on trust and mutual respect between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the broader Australian community
These benefits will make significant progress towards overcoming Indigenous disadvantage and move Australia closer to Reconciliation.