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First Nations

From the Heart

Make a submission by 31 March

The government is running a co-design process to decide what an Indigenous Voice to all levels of government will look like. 

Your help is needed right now!

To make a submission go to the From the Heart website

Your submission will show that a voice enshrined in the constitution is:

  • A fair go
  • A practical change
  • Supported by the Australian people
  • A unifying opportunity

From the Heart is guided by the Uluru Statement from the Heart which calls for a Voice enshrined in the Australian Constitution. This Co-Design Process is a significant opportunity to press the case for an enshrined Voice.

All who are inspired by the Uluru Statement are called to make a submission supporting the key positions below.

Submissions must be made by 31 March 2021.

KEY SUBMISSION POINTS:

  • The government must honour its election commitment to a referendum once a model for the Voice has been settled;
  • Enabling legislation for the Voice must be passed after a referendum has been held in the next term of Parliament; and
  • The membership model for the National Voice must ensure previously unheard Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have the same chance of being selected as established leadership figures.

Your submission will be most effective if you support the three key positions.

Please:

  • Use your own words to make your submission – personalised submissions have much more impact than cutting and pasting our words
  • In the spirit of co-design, try to make your points as constructively as possible – our goal is to achieve the best possible outcome through this process
  • Focus on the Voice – we know there is significant support for other issues, however, at this point, we must focus our efforts on the Voice

Your submission does not have to be a long-winded document – it can be as short as three sentences. The most important thing is that your voice is heard! 

Read more about The Uluru Statement 

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