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

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

Voice to Parliament comes into sharp focus as the referendum turns increasingly political

Anthony Albanese is returning to the playbook that delivered the Labor government and made him Australia’s 31st prime minister. It was a gamble that defied his doubts and got him a new job. But if the first weeks of 2023 are anything to go by, it remains unclear if the same playbook will be enough … Read more

Lidia Thorpe says Voice support hinges on deaths on custody and child removal reforms

Gunditjmara, Gunnai and Djab Wurrung woman and Victorian Greens senator Lidia Thorpe has drawn a line in the sand for the federal government when it comes to securing her support and the support of the Greens for the Indigenous Voice to Parliament. Key points: Lidia Thorpe says her support of the Voice hinges on Aboriginal … Read more

The music in I Wanna Dance With Somebody proves Whitney Houston’s voice is incomparable

In the closing credits of Sony’s new biopic Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody, a series of summaries are used to wrap up the film, with the late star described on screen as the “greatest voice of her generation”. Houston had a voice like no other. So, it’s fitting then that 22 songs in … Read more