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Shania and Summer from Doomadgee QLD, follow in Madeleine Madden’s shoes

Today we announce the the winners of the One Voice: Kids Address the Nation Competition.

Congratulations to Shania and Summer from Doomadgee, QLD who have won the One Voice competition for their inspiring entry.

The two 13-year-old Indigenous girls, inspired by Madeleine Madden’s historic address to the nation, outline the future they see for a reconciled Australia.

Watch their entry and tell us what you think in the comments section. 

The girls explain in their address, “we want to help our community by helping to close the gap in education. 8 students from Doomadgee have finished year 12 in the last 10 years.”

“We want people to know we are here, to put Doomadgee on the map,” the young girls said as part of their inspiring entry.

Help the young girls put Doomadgee on the map by sharing this video link with your friends.

It was a tough decision with so many encouraging messages. In the end, Shania and Summer's address won the judges' Tania Major and Rachel Perkins, votes.

Their message has helped raise awareness about the challenges their community of Doomadgee is facing, while compelling others to think about their role by asking  ‘what are you going to do?'

Tania said, “I think these two young ladies have done a really great job. Their message is clear and inspiring and their use of the statistics is sophisticated. They have my vote!"

"The great thing about Shania and Summer’s address is that it is talking directly to kids about how they are going to make a change in their own futures - it's very personal and therefore powerful" added fellow judge, Rachel Perkins.


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