Last week the media only took a few hours to switch from coverage of Indigenous recognition to instead focus on niche political responses to it. Unfortunately, this isn't unusual.
Despite a promise to hold a referendum this term, the push for Indigenous recognition will fail unless a denialist rump within the Coalition can be prevented from derailing the process.
Good morning, early birds. Ken Wyatt's call for an Indigenous voice to parliament isn't convincing fellow Coalition MPs, and the CFMMEU pushes back against Labor. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.
Crikey readers discuss the John Setka Labor stoush, Ken Wyatt's leadership and the role of education in the election.
The new Minister for Indigenous Australians, Ken Wyatt, could be a good leader in the future. But representation is meaningless if it does not carry with it the responsibility to affect change.
Ken Wyatt's appointment as Minister for Indigenous Affairs has been met with broad support. But will he be able to make a difference in Scott Morrison's government?
Good morning, early birds. Bill Shorten pledges $500 million to reduce emergency room waiting times, and the results of a secret inquiry into workplace bullying claims in Ken Wyatt’s office have been leaked. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
Labor has unveiled a boost to Indigenous health, recognising the need for Indigenous communities to be central to program development and implementation. But that requires a workforce.
The Aged Care Minister has strongly denied rumours he's considering defecting to Labor, but a look over his career shows he's been given every reason to think about it.