As we head to the polls, Stan Grant says it's about time (Part One)

Blak Matters

Oct 10 2023 • 19 mins

This Saturday, October 14th, Australians will finally cast their vote on whether to amend the Constitution to include an advisory body for First Nations Peoples - an Indigenous Voice to Parliament.

Across the year, the debate over the Voice has brought to the surface the complexity of the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australia. Someone caught early in the crossfire was prominent Australian journalist and First Nations Wiradjuri man Stan Grant, who left ABC’s current affairs panel show Q+A due to relentless racially charged discrimination and abuse.

After spending time abroad, Stan has returned to Australia, giving a powerful speech in Darwin for the 22nd Vincent Lingiari Memorial Lecture on the different ways of thinking about time, and the meaning of time in our country's history.

He joins Blak Matters for the first of a special two-part episode, to share his thoughts on the Voice, his thoughts on our country, and his thoughts on time.

To hear our previous episode about Stan Grant's departure from the ABC, head here.

To find out more about the proposed Indigenous Voice to Parliament, head here.

To find out where to vote in the upcoming referendum, jump on the AEC website.

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