This is my submission to the national voice. A national voice would require all Aboriginal Nations across Australia to agree. At this stage and like some of First Nation s people, we the Kurnai people are not interested in a National Voice to Parliament. To have a national voice, the Australian Government would need to accept the International laws for Indigenous people which includes our laws our values. The Kurnai people would like to see a change in the democracy in this country that includes our values. The Kurnai people have not surrender their sovereign rights to the CROWN. The Commonwealth Constitution is based on the British Admiralty laws. Parliament has created laws to engage with the Aboriginal people under Federal and State. The Government changes legislations to suit the needs of the Government values and policy which are in direct conflict with aboriginal people and their values. The Victorian Treaty was only support by 7% of the Victorian Aboriginal Community which has a aboriginal population of 40,000. This treaty is a agreement between the Aboriginal controlled organisations across Victoria and does not represent all Victorian aboriginals. The elected assembly for the Treaty has no authorisation/consent to speak for all. A national voice and local voice will not be supported because its not the aboriginal way of doing business on ones country. Every State acknowledges the tribal groups for that country and it should only be accepted that they are the local & national voice their people. A State treaty is not the answer either because we will never surrender our sovereign rights and that includes our intellectual property right to our culture our lands and waters . The Native Title Act 1993 gives the rights to Native Title Holders to negioate on lands and waters which is a national & local voice. Native Title is not only about our lands and waters its about our human and wellbeing rights. The State of Victoria has an Aboriginal Heritage Act that protects culture . Under these acts, contractual indigenous land use agreements came be a advantage to enshrine the voice to ensure the Federal & State are complying. We must force the Government to adhere to their laws. Some restitution should be granted. Having the right to be able to develop our economic values for our people for future generations to come. A national & local voice should start with the States Parliament who come under the Federal Government.
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