Submissions: Your Feedback

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I live on the Mornington Peninsula and my children have privileged to visit two indigenous communities, Ampilatwatja and Laynhapuy. They were adopted into a family in Laynhapuy and have the cockatoo as their totem.

Why do you think the Uluru Statement from the Heart is important?
I think it’s important to recognise Australia’s First Nation of people and enshrine their rights in the constitution recognising their relationship with this land.

Why do you think it's important to enshrine the Voice to Parliament in the Constitution, rather than include it only in legislation?
They were the first people of Australia and they have a right to be heard.

Why is it important for Indigenous people to have a say in the matters that affect them?
They have a history going back thousands of years seeped in tradition, they understand and have inherited the pain of their ancestors and best equipped to collaborate and have their say in everything that affects them, to not include them is arrogant and disrespectful.

How could a Voice to Parliament improve the lives of your community?
They could have input into how many and resources are spent to raise their standard of living, education and health.

Thank you



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