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Some of the key points in the Uluru Statement mirror demands first made in the 1920s, including genuine Aboriginal self-determination and an Aboriginal board to sit under the Commonwealth government. James Ross/AAP

The Voice to Parliament isn’t a new idea - Indigenous activists called for it nearly a century ago

The Australian Aboriginal Progressive Association, founded in 1924, made several demands to protect Indigenous rights, including installing an Aboriginal board to sit beneath the federal government.
The Yearbook is a collection of 50 standout articles from Australia’s top thinkers. The Conversation

Politics with Michelle Grattan: Grattan and Martin on the year that was, in politics and economics

Grattan and Martin on the year that was, in politics and economics. The Conversation, CC BY59.2 MB (download)
Michelle Grattan sits down with The Conversation's economic editor Peter Martin for a chat about the year that was, and to answer readers' questions.
This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to recast how decisions are made about Indigenous affairs. AAP Image/Lukas Coch

The government is committed to an Indigenous voice. We should give it a chance to work

We have welcomed the opportunity to guide the co-design process because we feel this is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to recast how decisions are made in Indigenous affairs.
Failure to enshrine the ‘voice’ in the constitution means it would lack long-term security. Lukas Coch/AAP

Grattan on Friday: Ken Wyatt juggles identity and politics

As the first Indigenous federal cabinet minister, Ken Wyatt is widely respected in first peoples communities, but by the same token, the expectations on him are very high.

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