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Why Darwin Festival could emerge as the country’s best winter festival

Why Darwin Festival could emerge as the country’s best winter festival

It’s sunny and warm, the program is stacked with First Nations talent and there are no muddy mosh pits in sight. Could this small festival be the next big thing?

  • by Meg Watson

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Whole community will suffer if Indigenous centre closes
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Indigenous

Whole community will suffer if Indigenous centre closes

The centre has been a sanctuary for thousands of members of the local community since its establishment in the heart of Redfern over a decade ago.

  • by Vic Alhadeff
From mavericks to minions: How Labor is neutering the teals
Opinion
Democracy

From mavericks to minions: How Labor is neutering the teals

Affable Anthony Albanese is a maestro of exercising power while seeming not to. Witness the artful thwarting of the teal contingent sitting on the parliamentary crossbench.

  • by Parnell Palme McGuinness
‘We are not a separate entity, we are all just Australians’: Senator defends her opposition to the Voice

‘We are not a separate entity, we are all just Australians’: Senator defends her opposition to the Voice

Warlpiri woman Jacinta Price believes the Voice to parliament will peddle racial stereotypes and continue to drive a wedge in society.

  • by Peter FitzSimons
‘We won’t cry’: Archie Roach farewelled at an emotional National Indigenous Music Awards

‘We won’t cry’: Archie Roach farewelled at an emotional National Indigenous Music Awards

The first in-person NIMAs since 2019 was a celebration of First Nations talent, both past and present – featuring tributes to Archie Roach and Gurrumul, plus big wins for Baker Boy.

  • by Meg Watson
‘It’s about the next gen of our culture’: Thurston wants Indigenous, Pasifika voices to be heard

‘It’s about the next gen of our culture’: Thurston wants Indigenous, Pasifika voices to be heard

Johnathan Thurston has hailed an NRL yarning circle as a way to acknowledge and celebrate Pasifika, Maori and Indigenous talent.

  • by Adrian Proszenko
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Underused for years, giant cave under Barangaroo finally has a future

Underused for years, giant cave under Barangaroo finally has a future

The state government is being urged to turn the Cutaway into a national Indigenous cultural centre as it prepares to announce fit-out works to revitalise the massive city space.

  • by Linda Morris
What would the Voice look like under Albanese’s preferred model?

What would the Voice look like under Albanese’s preferred model?

When the prime minister said this week he wanted people to be able to debate the details of the Voice, he pointed to one particular report.

  • by Jack Latimore
An intricate tribute to love and learning wins Australia’s richest Indigenous art award

An intricate tribute to love and learning wins Australia’s richest Indigenous art award

The NATSIAAs in Darwin showcase of some of the country’s best Indigenous art: contemporary, traditional and everything in between.

  • by Kerrie O'Brien
K’gari calling: Qld’s Fraser Island may be officially renamed

K’gari calling: Qld’s Fraser Island may be officially renamed

Two Palaszczuk government ministers have backed a proposal to rename the world’s largest sand island K’gari, an Aboriginal word for “paradise”.

  • by Nick Gibbs
Only transparency can save Indigenous recognition

Only transparency can save Indigenous recognition

While Australians want appropriate constitutional recognition of Indigenous Australians, they will not give politicians a blank cheque. Nor should they.

  • by George Brandis