Louise Sylvan AM

“To me, ensuring that we have a clearly designated pathway for our First Peoples to speak to the Australian Parliament is such a great idea, I am surprised we haven’t done it previously!

First and foremost, a Voice will acknowledge that Australia had a whole range of cultures, operating vibrantly and successfully, when the British arrived to ‘claim’ the continent for the Crown. These cultures had a different way of ‘owning’ the land – in fact, one might argue that the principle was almost that the land owned the people …”