There is broad support for the Indigenous Voice To Parliament within Australia. A majority of the population know that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders have been less than well served by the nation over the journey. We can all do a lot better if their voice is heard at the heart of parliament when decisions are made affecting their lives and future. It is a no brainer really. Support The Voice to help Indigenous Australians be heard in the halls of power and right around the country. Decades of ineffectual leadership and waste are on record in this space at the federal and state levels. There has been a lack of real commitment within governments to facilitate the substantial improvements required for first nation’s people in terms of health, quality of life, education, economic wealth, and life expectancy. Lip service has been paid to the problems but not much else.
The Uluru Statement From The Heart Is A Call For A Voice
White Australia needs to grow up and embrace the realities and consequences of its colonial past.
It is an insult to decency to deny recognition of the special place an indigenous people have in a land they have inhabited for 60, 000 years. It is time to do the right thing and be big enough to love these first nation’s people by encouraging them and providing opportunities for them across the country. It takes sustained effort, heart, and investment to turn things around.
“we are….failing to unleash the full human, economic and political potential for nearly half a million of our Indigenous brothers and sisters.”
- Kevin Rudd
The Voice To Parliament Will Allow Aboriginal Australia To Grow
Empowerment is the key and The Voice will enable that empowerment by putting First Nation’s people in the driver’s seat. Charity has not worked because charity is based on an old model of doing things for others that you think are best for them. Charity is about control – controlling others by drip feeding them welfare. For people to step up they require opportunity to drive the bus themselves. Mistakes and stuff ups will happen, but that is part and parcel of learning.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
- Nelson Mandela
Support The Voice to help Indigenous Australians be heard loudly and clearly. Allow their leadership to find the way forward for their people in a spirit of love and cooperation. Do the right thing by voting for The Voice when the referendum comes around. Do not let the forces of fear and control condemn our country to decades of more shameful behaviour and neglect toward our First Nation’s people. There are serious problems in Alice Springs right now – this is a warning bell about a people in crisis. What is Peter Dutton’s response? Send in the AFP, send in the army. What did his mob do in this space in their 10 years of government? It is time for a real change Australia!