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.
Good morning, early birds. Scott Morrison has nixed the prospect of a constitutionally enshrined Indigenous voice to parliament, and RBA governor Philip Lowe has changed his tune on the pressing need for fiscal stimulus. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.
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.
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. Former Liberal Julia Banks has confirmed that she will stand as an independent against Health Minister Greg Hunt in the federal election, and retirees mobilise against Labor's plan to end cash refunds for franking credits. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
Indigenous conservatives rarely fit the easy ideological templates of white Australians, and they cop abuse from both sides because of it.
Good morning, early birds. Julie Bishop has called for a bipartisan adoption of the National Energy Guarantee, the Coalition's "obscure" encryption bill is slammed, and Labor is expected to delay an Indigenous voice to parliament. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
Scott Morrison has restarted two culture wars on Indigenous issues. The project of shoring up the Liberal Party base thus continues.
Good morning, early birds. Migration has dropped to a 10-year low, following government “integrity measures”. Plus, Australia has pledged more troops to Iraq and Afghanistan. It’s the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
If put to referendum, an Indigenous Voice to Parliament will rely on the vote of the millions of Australians supportive of notions of recognition and treaty. First they need to make sense of it.