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Treaty now: why treaty makes more sense than a ‘voice’

Treaty now: why treaty makes more sense than a ‘voice’

The simpler the instrument — such as a single treaty — the greater the symbolic and material power, and the better it would serve as a base for fully material secondary treaties and recognitions

‘Third chamber’ Indigenous voice claim rejected

‘Third chamber’ Indigenous voice claim rejected

Good morning, early birds. Former High Court Justice Murray Gleeson has been lauded for his speech in support of Indigenous recognition, and a funding battle looms as the Bush Summit calls for action to protect rural Australia. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

The immense problem with Australian political journalism

The immense problem with Australian political journalism

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.

Morrison vetoes enshrining Indigenous voice in constitution

Morrison vetoes enshrining Indigenous voice in constitution

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.

Anti-recognition forces marshall within the government

Anti-recognition forces marshall within the government

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.

Can Ken Wyatt succeed where so many Indigenous affairs ministers have failed?

Can Ken Wyatt succeed where so many Indigenous affairs ministers have failed?

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?

Julia Banks targets Greg Hunt in independent run

Julia Banks targets Greg Hunt in independent run

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.

Mundine faces the perilous path of the Indigenous conservative

Mundine faces the perilous path of the Indigenous conservative

Indigenous conservatives rarely fit the easy ideological templates of white Australians, and they cop abuse from both sides because of it.

Liberal moderates push for NEG

Liberal moderates push for NEG

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.

Morrison wants love and unity, and some culture wars too

Morrison wants love and unity, and some culture wars too

Scott Morrison has restarted two culture wars on Indigenous issues. The project of shoring up the Liberal Party base thus continues.