I support a Voice to Parliament enshrined in the Constitution.
The Voice to Parliament is a fair and practical change and would represent steps forward in the journey for in justice and rights for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. It would be a fair and practical change. And enshrining it in the Constitution, as opposed to just legislating it will ensure its enduring power and the opportunity for our First People's to truly self determine!
The Government must honour its commitment to a referendum when the model on the Voice has been settled.
The enabling legislation must be passed after the referendum has been held in the next term of parliament.
And the membership of the Voice to Parliament must ensure that previously unheard voices in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community are given equal weight and opportunity as those who are already established leaders.
The Uluru Statement from the Heart represents an historic consensus amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. It is time we honour their voices, their story, their history, their culture in full by undertaking Constitutional reform and creating a Voice to Parliament.