In 150 words or less, tell your constituents why they should vote for you in the federal election?
A vote for me is a vote for treaties with Indigenous territorians. It is vote for an Indigenous person speaking up for Indigenous people.
Over the last decade Labor and Country Liberals have destroyed so many aspects of our people’s self-determination. They have cut bilingual education, taken over our community councils, they have reduced support for homelands, and while we have land we cannot make economic use of that land. Labor and Country Liberal governments have sent more police and done less to recognise our own Indigenous systems of justice. Parents and Elders are afraid to discipline their children, DVOs break up marriages and the courts just lock everyone up! The Australian and Territory governments have introduced arbitrary rule and we want the rule of law returned. That means recognition of Indigenous law systems.
I support Indigenous community controlled schooling, where Indigenous methods of education are accepted and English is taught through the mother tongue. I support homelands as part of the solution to economic development and housing relief. I support the strengthening, and unification of our people to deal with our issues in our own way.