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I have lived most of my life in Australia, in Melbourne.

Why do you think the Uluru Statement from the Heart is important?
It is important that a First Nation Voice to Parliament be protected by the Constitution.

Why is it important for Indigenous people to have a say in the matters that affect them?
Indigenous Australians have a right to be heard on the issues that affect them. For far too long, decisions have been made on behalf of First Nation people. Many of those decisions, which have ignored Indigenous perspectives, have brought about great harm and pain.

How could a Voice to Parliament improve the lives of your community?
A Voice to Parliament could improve the lives of Indigenous communities, by making sure decisions that affect Indegenous lives are informed by their experiences and perspectives.

Why do you think it's important to enshrine the Voice to Parliament in the Constitution, rather than include it only in legislation?
Enshrining the voice in the Constitution is important is the only acceptable reform as this is what Indegenous people have said would best protect their Right to Voice in Parliament. It is time we started listening to their needs and perspectives. It is time to end paternalistic interventions. It is time to recognise Indigenous right to self determination.

Kind regards



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