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The Voice to Parliament explained

To prepare for the referendum, here are some articles addressing frequently asked questions. They will hopefully assist in making us as informed as possible when it’s our turn at the ballot box.
Sir Elton John performed a two-hour headline set at the Glastonbury festival at the age of 76. Adam Vaughan/ EPA

Why our voices change as we get older

Every part of the body ages, including the vocal cords. But there are some things you can do to reduce the impact on your voice.
Benjamin Duterrau, The Conciliation 1840, oil on canvas. Purchased by the Friends of TMAG and the Board of Trustees, 1945. Collection: Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, AG79.

In the 1800s, colonisers attempted to listen to First Nations people. It didn’t stop the massacres

The office of the Protector of Aborigines was established in an effort to hear to the ‘wants, wishes and grievances’ of Aboriginal people. It failed almost immediately.
Because of the demanding ways in which they use their voices, performers have increased risks of voice injuries. Canadian singer Michael Bublé underwent vocal cord surgery in 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Keeping injured voices hush-hush: Why professional singers and actors often don’t seek treatment for vocal illness

Singers and actors are more likely to have voice injuries, but less likely to report them or seek treatment due to stigma and fears that it may affect their career.

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