Submissions: Your Feedback

Submissions from people and organisations who have agreed to have their feedback published are provided below.

The views expressed in these submissions belong to their authors. The National Indigenous Australians Agency reserved the right not to publish submissions, or parts of submissions, that include, for example, material that is offensive, racist, potentially defamatory, personal information, is a copy of previously provided materials, or does not relate to the consultation process.

An auto-generated transcript of submissions provided as attachments has been made available to assist with accessibility. These transcripts may contain transcription errors. Please refer to the source file for the original content.

Please note not all submissions are provided in an attachment. For submissions without an attachment, click on the name of the person or organisation to view the text.

Site functionality has recently been improved. You can now search by participant name and submission number. You can also click on the number, date and participant column headings to sort the order of submissions.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that submissions may contain images or names of deceased people.

If you require any further assistance please contact Co-designVoice@niaa.gov.au.


Submission Number
Submission date

I join the call for the establishment of a First Nations Voice enshrined in the Constitution.
I believe I am one of a growing majority of non-indigenous Australians who are joining with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people committed to the Uluru Statement from the Heart’s invitation to “walk with us in a movement of the Australian people for a better future”.
With respect, I urge the Government to give consideration to this submission along with those of others who have contributed their experience and ideas during the consultation process.
1. In particular, I urge the Government to honour its election commitment to a referendum as soon as the model for the Voice has been decided. I believe it imperative that the Government actively supports the concept of the Voice when shaping the referendum question.
2. Following the referendum, it is further imperative that legislation for the Voice be drafted and enabled, ideally in the next term of Parliament.
For far too long in our nation’s history, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have been excluded from the structures and function of government. Constitutional enshrinement and legislative design of a Voice to Government is not only timely, but also the most effective and respectful means of unifying our nation.



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.