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‘It’s not wise to be rushed’: Linda Burney says government will consult extensively on Indigenous voice

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The Indigenous Australians minister, Linda Burney, says there will be extensive consultation with Indigenous leaders and engagement with the wider Australian community as the Labor government seeks to enshrine a voice...

‘Fighting for her voice’: mother locked in legal battle with NDIS over daughter’s talker

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A Victorian mother is locked in a battle with the National Disability Insurance Agency over her daughter’s “voice”. At least that’s how Melanie Stephens describes the “talker” device her daughter Ella has been using f...

Indigenous voice campaigners say ample detail already available in wake of PM’s stirring speech

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The prime minister, Anthony Albanese, acknowledged we have been here before as a nation: at a crossroads, about to decide a path that will affect the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Islander people for generations to c...

Ireland targets 25% cut in agriculture emissions but farmers voice anger

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Ireland has committed to a 25% cut in greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture by 2030 after a bitter political battle between farmers, business groups and environmentalists. The coalition government on Thursday anno...

Anthony Albanese to reveal ‘simple and clear’ wording of referendum question on Indigenous voice

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The prime minister, Anthony Albanese, says the Australian people should be asked a “simple and clear” yes or no referendum question regarding whether an Indigenous voice to parliament should be enshrined in the consti...

New Zealand principals voice alarm as students fail to return to school after Covid lockdowns

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New Zealand school principals are raising the alarm that students are falling off the rolls, as a wave of absenteeism follows the disruption of Covid-19. In 2021, schools in Auckland and parts of the North Island were...

Nato leaders voice concern about threat China poses to world order for first time

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China is not an adversary but it does represent serious challenges, Jens Stoltenberg, Nato’s secretary general, said on Wednesday, as the alliance agreed for the first time to include threats posed by Beijing into a b...

Coalition has open mind on Indigenous voice referendum, but says PM must ‘bring Australians with him’

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The prime minister, Anthony Albanese, has “got to bring Australians with him” to successfully deliver a referendum on an Indigenous voice to parliament, the new shadow attorney general, Julian Leeser, has said. Leeser...

Stress voice: how a hard day at work changes the way you talk

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Name: Stress voice. Age: Look it up yourself. Appearance: I really don’t have time for this. Hey, is everything OK? Oh, sure. I have a pile of work to do, my boss is on my back for no reason, one of the kids has been ...

‘Lexi’s voice demands action’: family of Uvalde victims beg Congress to address gun violence

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Kimberly and Felix Rubio went twice to Robb Elementary school on the morning of 24 May, first to attend an end-of-year awards ceremony for their youngest son, Julian, and then to attend one for their daughter, Lexi, w...

‘We can’t eat a new road’: Guyanese voice fears over true cost of Exxon’s oil bonanza

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Annette Arjoon is not anti-oil. The marine conservationist calls the vast new oilfields off Guyana’s coast a “blessing” that will earn billions of dollars for one of the poorest countries in the Caribbean, even as she...

Sonos launches cheaper Ray soundbar and new voice control system

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Sonos, the wireless home-audio specialist, is launching a lower-cost model of its popular TV soundbars alongside its own new voice control system for its smart speakers after its public bust-up with Google. The new Ra...

The artists of Ukraine find their voice in a cry of resistance

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More than 200 years after Francisco Goya commemorated Spanish resistance to Napoleon’s armies in The Third of May 1808, his groundbreaking work on the horrors of war, Ukrainian painters, illustrators and cartoonists a...

The week in audio: Whatever Happened to Baby Jane Austen?; The Superhero Complex; Hear Her Voice; Cheat!

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Whatever Happened to Baby Jane Austen? (BBC Radio 4) | iPlayerThe Superhero Complex Novel/iHeart RadioHear Her Voice GlobalCheat! Somethin’ Else A big slice of jolliness in the Friday 11.30am slot on Radio 4 last week...

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