Rosie, 23, NT

“I’ve always lived in Australia. I am a white Australian living on colonised country.

My hope is that each non-Indigenous individual who represents others in parliament recognises their personal responsibility to learn about Australia’s history. Breaking ‘The Great Australian Silence’ around historical and transgenerational injustices has to be about listening. Institutions, power brokers, individuals: listening, reading, engaging.

Where to start? The Uluru Statement of the Heart. Australia can emerge stronger together with all her nations by recognising the strength of our First Nations peoples calling for Makarrata.”