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Roseanna Smith
Submission date

Dear Co-Design Body

Submission to Co-design process

I am a young litigation lawyer from Sydney. I grew up in the Sutherland Shire, Sydney.

Why do you think the Uluru Statement from the Heart is important?
The Uluru Statement from the Heart is important because it sets out the road for a better Australia.

Why do you think it's important to enshrine the Voice to Parliament in the Constitution, rather than include it only in legislation?
As a lawyer I understand the significance of enshrining the Voice to Parliament in the Constitution. However, it is necessary step if we are to see real and lasting changing in this country.

How could a Voice to Parliament improve the lives of your community?
A Voice to Parliament will allow Indigenous People to be at the forefront. All Australians will learn more, all Australians will understand our history, and our country will be richer for it.

Why is it important for Indigenous people to have a say in the matters that affect them?
For too long this country has not listened to Indigenous people. Australia should let Indigenous people lead in the matters that affect them, it is the right thing to do and it is about time that Australia does it.

Thank you,
Roseanna Smith



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