My submission in response to the Interim Report to the Australian Government: Indigenous Voice Co-Design Process
As a non-Indigenous Australian, I have grown up in our whitewashed society where Australia’s Indigenous peoples have not been recognized and systematically discriminated against for decades.
I call for the establishment of the voice of a first nation enshrined in the Constitution.
Aboriginal people have wanted a voice in their own affairs for many years. The interim indigenous voice co-design report examines how indigenous people may have a say in when Parliament and the government make laws and decisions that affect them in any way.
This report is a paramount step in bringing a voice into parliament and empowering Indigenous peoples. A Voice to parliament makes sure the government is informed about its approach to Indigenous Australians Affairs when making laws and policies.
The key points of the Voice are the government must ensure a referendum, enable legislation for the Voice and finally, the model must make unheard Aboriginal and Torri’s Strait Islander people have an equal chance of being selected as leading figures.
A nation without recognition of its original peoples is a nation broken and missing its heart.