The Voice is in danger of being drowned out by noise – even before the details are decided

January 26 is not the best day to gauge the progress of a campaign to recognize Indigenous Australians in the Constitution, and to establish a body that gives them a platform from which to be heard by the government and the parliament on issues that affect them. It is a raw day for Indigenous Australia, … Read more

David Campbell addresses how he had an all-white panel discussing the Australia Day controversy

David Campbell has admitted the Today Extra show picked the wrong guests for its panel discussion on the Australia Day ‘change the date’ controversy and the Indigenous Voice to Parliament – by excluding any Aboriginal input. Despite his disclaimer, the Today Extra segment went ahead on Friday morning with just himself, co-host Sylvia Jeffreys, and … Read more

Roxy Jacenko lets her hair down on Australia Day at Catalina Rose Bay

Roxy Jacenko lets her hair down on Australia Day as she joins her rowdy friends and husband Oliver Curtis for a long lunch in Rose Bay By Savanna Young For Daily Mail Australia Published: 02:32 GMT, 27 January 2023 | Updated: 03:59 GMT, 27 January 2023 Recent retiree Roxy Jacenko spent her Australia Day public … Read more

Perth Invasion Day rally: Activists oppose the Voice and call for a treaty at Forrest Place protest

About 1500 largely Indigenous activists gathered in Forrest Place to rail against Australia’s national day, joining calls around the nation to change the date but reject the Albanian Government’s Voice to Parliament and instead push for a treaty. Protesters took to the streets at marches in every state and territory on Thursday, the first Australia … Read more

From Bosnia’s mines to WA’s Goldfields, how one refugee family rebuilt their careers in Australia

Martin Vukančić carefully repots a succulent. He has 450 pots and many more plants fighting to soak up every ray of sunshine in his small garden. “I give [my plants] the place to start. I just give them the right place and they do their natural things,” he says. The red dust of WA’s Goldfields … Read more

Indigenous artists urge Australians to watch This is Australia video, inspired by viral Childish Gambino clip, on January 26

On a blisteringly hot day in a dry field in Bunuba country, Western Australia, Noongar rapper Beni Bjah, clad in the colors of the Aboriginal flag, points at the camera and slings lines that land like slaps: “This is Australia Look how you’re killing us Locking our children up Filling them prisons up.” Bjah’s lyrics … Read more

For me, Invasion Day is a chance for reflection. Is Australia as a nation all it should be?

This Invasion Day I am as far from Australia as I can get without leaving the country. I am on my land. Wiradjuri land. Ngurrambang, in our language. Here I can stand in the place of my ancestors. With my Miyagan, my family. I can greet my father by saying marang ngarin, good morning. Here … Read more

What you should NEVER do on Australia Day according to Indigenous influencers

Social media influencers are using their platforms to share tips on how young people can show their opposition to the celebration of Australia Day – and the activities revellers should avoid. January 26 – which marks the raising of the British flag on Australian soil in 1788 after the First Fleet arrived in Sydney Harbor … Read more

Aboriginal model tells Aussies why they should NOT post Australia Day celebration photos

An Aboriginal model has urged Aussies to refrain from posting photos of Australia Day celebrations on social media as it is ‘insensitive’ to the plight of First Nations people. Millions of Australians flock to beaches, backyard BBQs, and pubs on January 26 with flags draped over their sun-soaked shoulders to mark the national public holiday. … Read more

Hobart City Council shuns Australia Day for citizenship ceremonies in close vote

A call of “shame” from the public gallery and rejections of racism accusations preceded a vote by the City of Hobart to move its citizenship ceremony away from Australia Day. Key points: On a one-vote majority, the Hobart City Council has chosen to move its future citizenship ceremonies away from Australia Day The change was … Read more