A Voice to Parliament must be enshrined in the Australian Constitution because it is a fair and practical reform that will have a real impact on the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. How fortunate are we that the First Nations people have given us a Statement from the Heart! We can but honour it - no half measures, no more patronising 'we know what's best for you'. Parliament needs to hear the Voice; we all do. Until we do, we cannot hope to start to form a nation. Real leadership is needed to carry the required referendum and set us on the path to justice and healing.
Submissions: Your Feedback
Submissions from people and organisations who have agreed to have their feedback published are provided below.
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We acknowledge the Traditional Owners and custodians of country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to the people, the cultures and the Elders past, present and emerging.