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School of Population Health staff and conjoints show their support for an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice.
As a migrant from another former British colony I arrived in Australia knowing that I was becoming part of a 200-year history of the imposition of settler laws on First Nations people. Now, First Nations Australians have designed a constitutional pathway to redirect that history; the Voice means that future governments will be supported in making laws that don’t blindly reproduce our history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s loss and disadvantage. Of course, yes.
I whole-heartedly support a Voice to Parliament. I want to live in a country where First Nations people have the best health and life opportunities. From my professional experience, I believe that Aboriginal community-led organisations and initiatives are the best way to achieve better outcomes for Aboriginal children, families and communities. This is critical to close the gap in health and social outcomes.
I support the Voice because I believe that giving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people greater input into policies and programs that affect them will lead to better decisions and outcomes, and I also hope that other policy areas may have the opportunity to learn from the wisdom and values of people who have cared for this land for many thousands of years.
I want to recognise the 65,000 years of indigenous culture in our constitution, and believe listening through a voice means we’ll work together to create a better future. I believe this will enrich our country – and (to paraphrase Noel Pearson) help bring together the stories which make Australia: our Ancient Indigenous Heritage as it’s foundation, the British Institutions built upon it, and the adorning gift of multicultural migration. I’ll be voting YES!
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