Modern Australia has an odd relationship with Federation. Perhaps we’re all too busy getting over our New Year’s Eve hangovers to think about it, or perhaps, because Australian nationhood was “voted for”, rather than “fought over”, we just take it for granted. Either way, the 1st of January doesn’t really figure much in our imaginations … Continue reading Australian Federation
Ack! Ack! Ack! You walk into the gallery space and your mind stumbles. Am I in the wrong gallery? Where are the portraits of Aboriginal men and women staunchly gazing from the wall? Where are the text works of clean minimal text? What is this MESS?
Today via UStream the Brisbane Indigenous Media Association hosted a Live Chat about the Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. The panelists were diverse in their opinions and the conversation was lively. They were Amy McQuire, Michael Mansell, Les Malezar, and Mark McMillan. (Apologies to Mark whose name I spelt about a … Continue reading Conversations on Constitutional Recognition
I attended my first Recognise event last week, and am finally getting an opportunity to write it up. If you’re not familiar with “Recognise”, it’s the one with the crazy-make-my-eye-squint-fluro-R logo, or officially, the national campaign to gather support for changes to the Australian Constitution which removes “race” clauses and adds in “recognition”. I have still … Continue reading Recognise: Recogning Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in the Constitution