What’s an Indigenous Voice to parliament? What are the steps to make it happen?

What’s an Indigenous Voice to parliament? What are the steps to make it happen?

An Indigenous Voice was the first key policy of the Uluru Statement. But what is a Voice and what does it look like?

  • byCameron Gooley andJack Latimore

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Finding a nation’s Voice:The pot-holed road to referendum and reform

Finding a nation’s Voice:The pot-holed road to referendum and reform

The prime minister will on Saturday make his pitch for Australia to have an Indigenous Voice to parliament,meaning the nation is on the path towards its first referendum since 1999.

  • byJack Latimore
‘I ask forgiveness’:Pope apologises for ‘deplorable evil’ of Canadian indigenous schools

‘I ask forgiveness’:Pope apologises for ‘deplorable evil’ of Canadian indigenous schools

Pope Francis has apologised to Canada’s indigenous people on their land for the church’s role in schools where indigenous children were abused.

  • byPhilip Pullella andTim Johnson
Rampant ‘cultural theft’ of Indigenous art to be tackled with new laws

Rampant ‘cultural theft’ of Indigenous art to be tackled with new laws

Two-in-three “Indigenous-style” souvenirs are “inauthentic,with no connection to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people”,a report has found.

  • byMeg Watson
Youth Koori Court expanded under $20m Indigenous justice package

Youth Koori Court expanded under $20m Indigenous justice package

The groundbreaking court for Indigenous young people will be extended to a third location in NSW and a Local Court initiative involving Aboriginal elders in sentencing decisions will be expanded.

  • byMichaela Whitbourn
Lawyers flag support for offensive language law rethink amid broader reforms

Lawyers flag support for offensive language law rethink amid broader reforms

A Queensland inquiry is considering reforms to laws banning begging,public urination and public intoxication. Many hope it goes further.

  • byMatt Dennien
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‘We’ve never met. Let’s make a movie together’:When Cate called Wok

‘We’ve never met. Let’s make a movie together’:When Cate called Wok

Early in COVID,the Oscar-winner called Warwick Thornton out of the blue. Now,the cameras are about to start rolling on their first film together,New Boy.

  • byKarl Quinn
Before Artie Beetson,Michael Long and Cathy Freeman,these true trailblazers played and won

Before Artie Beetson,Michael Long and Cathy Freeman,these true trailblazers played and won

To all but a small circle of sports history buffs and academics,their names have been long forgotten.

  • byVince Rugari
From the Archives,1997:Decision time for Aboriginal city site

From the Archives,1997:Decision time for Aboriginal city site

Twenty-five years on,the Herald revisits the heritage significance of the site of the 1938 Aboriginal civil rights protest,the former Mandolin Cinema.

  • byGeraldine O'Brien
Police misinform Black Lives Matter rally organisers over charge withdrawal

Police misinform Black Lives Matter rally organisers over charge withdrawal

Police say they incorrectly told organisers of a Black Lives Matter rally that the charges against them would be dropped.

  • byErin Pearson
Charges against organisers of Melbourne’s Black Lives Matter march to be dropped

Charges against organisers of Melbourne’s Black Lives Matter march to be dropped

The 2020 protest,which was held during a COVID-19 lockdown and attracted about 10,000 people,called for an end to Aboriginal deaths in custody.

  • byErin Pearson