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Anna Fraser
Submission date

Anna Fraser

Mitchelton 4053 Queensland

Dear Co-Design Body

Submission to Co-design process

As an older Australian (approaching 50) I am deeply saddened that the first people of this beautiful land do not have a legal voice in the constitution. I am a primary school teacher and it is heartening to see that an Indigenous perspective is slowly coming into the curriculum (there was nothing when I went to primary school), however it still is not enough. It is also not making a difference to the lives of Indigenous people if they do not have a say.

When the Australian Government formally recognises and introduces the Uluru Statement from the Heart - true reconciliation will begin. It is also crucial that the representatives are First Nations People with a First Nation perspective.

Our Indigenous people are the oldest surviving race. It seems incomprehensible they have no voice in the constitution. It is imperative that Indigenous people are able to represent themselves and voice thier opinions on what is important from their perspective.

I would hope a Voice to Parliament would improve all communities and this nation as a whole.

It is important to enshrine the Voice to Parliament in the Constitution to enable a new body to inform the legislative process.

I truly hope there is an overwhelming response to enable this to proceed and these incredibly important voices to be heard. Hopefully that will be instrumental in the healing process.

Yours Sincerely,

Anna Fraser



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