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The astonishing lies of the no campaign burn like lurid rockets in our sky. We must not go saying no

I can’t believe this old line is running wild again. We have had land rights decisions (“They’re gonna take your house and barbecue pit, mate”); the Mabo decision (Again, “They’re gonna take, etc,”); followed...

Colonists upended Aboriginal farming, growing grain and running sheep on rich yamfields, and cattle on arid grainlands

Yam daisies on the left, cattle on the right. Cutting out the cattle, Kangatong/Eugene Von Guerard, 1856 , CC BY-SA Bill Gammage, Australian National University First Nations readers are advised this article contains references to colonial violence...

Why The Voice will lead to better government decision-making

Olympic champion Cathy Freeman has called on “all Australians” to vote Yes for an Indigenous Voice to Parliament while declaring her support.The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to parliament will result in systemic...

John Farnham The Voice To Parliament Campagain

The Australian music legend John Farnham has lent his iconic song You’re the Voice to the referendum’s yes campaign, backing calls to insert an Indigenous voice to parliament in the constitution. You’re the Voice will...

Peter Dutton and the right assume the majority of Australians are racist bigots

An ugly gambit lies at the heart of Opposition Leader Peter Dutton’s stance on the Voice to Parliament, and that is his assumption that most Australians are boorish, racist bigots so unmoored from reality...

Pay the (colonial) rent?

Internationally-acclaimed Indigenous artist Richard Bell’s latest ‘Pay the rent!’ installation at the Tate Modern in London goes to the heart of some of the intractable problems of Australian white settlement.The notion that rent is...

Voice to Parliament: the brains behind the No campaigns

Senators Jacinta Nampijinpa Price and Lidia Thorpe (Images: AAP)According to a survey conducted for the Nine papers and reported yesterday, support for the Indigenous Voice to Parliament has dropped from 58% to 53% over...

Deaths inside

The staggering omission that led to Deaths Inside, the tally tracking Indigenous deaths in custody As usual I had been following links and just generally researching by digging through published articles .  These facts emerged. Just...

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