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Submission Number
468
Participant
Andrew Giles
Submission date

A Voice to Parliament should be enshrined in the Australian Constitution because it is a fair and practical reform that will have a real impact on the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The challenges facing many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are intergenerational. It is right that there is a Voice that can withstand the changes of short-term electoral cycles and changes in policy. Previous voices have been vulnerable to abolition by governments, but the challenges remain. Constitutional backing for a Voice gives it the certainty and continuity needed to make real, long-term change in communities.

Finally, a successful referendum to enshrine a Voice will be a historic and unifying moment for our nation.

These reforms are urgent and long overdue. We must take these actions as a matter of high priority!