Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice

Why spectacular slogans and perfect pop ditties will never work

By Naomi Barnes

The phenomenon of moral politicking around an issue rather than a political party has been a key part of my research over the last five years. That’s been the case in many things to do with education – and education policy. Our social relationships now have a strong influence on our reality. Politics no longer

The Voice referendum: If you don’t know, I challenge you to find out

By Keith Heggart

The claim by the ‘No’ campaign that if you ‘don’t know, then vote no’ in the Voice referendum is a troubling indictment on the state of democracy and civics and citizenship education in Australia. It privileges a passive and limited conception of citizenship that is at odds with what it means to be a citizen

How to stop racism in class: burn it off

“You’re like the token black kid in the class”: the continued need for Indigenisation of curriculum to support

Why our communities need the power of a voice

By Babak Dadvand and Jo Lampert

The referendum on an Indigenous Voice to Parliament is a pivotal moment in Australia’s history of engagement with

Why and how the Voice is a teachable moment right now

By Catherine Renshaw, Fabi Fugazza, Tom Synnott and Susan Page

On any view, this year’s referendum on whether to establish an Aboriginal and Torres Strait IslanderVoice in the Australian Constitution is a teachable moment. There are concepts of history (What hasbeen the experience of First Nations peoples in the period since colonisation?); law (How does oursystem of government work?); political science (under what circumstances do