Deep Saini speaks with Michelle Grattan about the week in Australian politics.
It's true the nationalistic rhetoric around the date has varied over the years but the notion of the date just “fading away” is surely ridiculous.
This is shaping as a very inauspicious start to the campaign of someone who will carry the tag of a captain's pick candidate.
Chair of the Prime Minister’s Indigenous Advisory Council, Warren Mundine, told Q&A that $30 billion is spent every year on 500,000 Indigenous people in Australia. Is that right?
Decisions being made from on high about the fate of remote Indigenous communities are symptomatic of a continuing imbalance in the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.
The furore over Tony Abbott’s 'lifestyle choices' comments both sidelines and highlights the lack of real discussion on Indigenous policy in Australia.