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Carolyn Barnett
Submission date

I felt such anger and despair when the government so rudely dismissed the Uluru statement when it had been developed and provided in good faith. I'm somewhat heartened therefore that some action is finally being taken via this whole of government evaluation strategy. As an Australian citizen I feel I have a moral responsibility to make this submission in the hope the strategy will not just be another document that makes little difference to the welfare of our proud indigenous peoples. Rather that it will result in positive action that is well overdue.
I therefore make a plea to our government that:
1) You honour your election commitment to a referendum once a model for the Voice has been settled. It's important that a Voice to parliament is enshrined in the Constitution so that the Voice will not be vulnerable to abolition by future governments.
2) You enable legislation for the Voice to be passed after the referendum has been held
3) You ensure that the membership model for the National Voice provides the chance for all interested Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders to be selected , not just previous known leaders.
CS Barnett
Brompton, SA



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