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Submission Number
72
Participant
Ann-Marie Everitt
Submission date

I am writing as a supporter of the Uluru Statement from the Heart. I take this very beautiful invitation from Indigenous Australia to Non Indigenous Australia very seriously and I am filled with appreciation for all the emerging signs and actions of unity and solidarity across the country.
The Uluru Statement has been designed with a specific order and Voice in the Constitution is the important first step. I am in awe of all the work, all the human hours that has bought us to this point. I extend my appreciation to the co-design committee and everyone who has contributed along the way.
My family, social and professional networks were all impressed by the election promise of this government to hold the referendum on the Voice in the Constitution, it is imperative that this promise is delivered once the model for the voice has been decided and that the work on this wording must begin without delay. The energy of the moment must be galvanized so the referendum can happen in the next term of parliament.
It is achievable and a very important step for all Australians. We will grow as a nation.
Then that will be the time for the legislation for the Voice to be passed. The order is important.
I really liked the consultation process that created the Uluru Statement. Previous attempts at dialogue between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and Non-Indigenous Australians have been instructive, lessons learned, the membership model for the National Voice must ensure known and unknown Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have the same chance of being selected.
We are at a truly inspirational point in our history. As a collective we have a genuine desire to come together, to create structures in our society that reflect our values of family and fairness, a First Nations Voice in the Constitution is critical to our success.