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For many Australians living in cities and major towns, remote Australia is often out of sight and out of mind. It is revered in art and tourism circles for preserving the “real” Australia, while simultaneously stigmatised in politics and the media for its entrenched social problems. Yet federal mechanisms for consulting with remote Indigenous communities have varied widely over successive governments since the 1970s.
This year’s Voice Referendum offers all Australians a rare opportunity to secure in the Australian Constitution a right for Indigenous people in remote Australia to be heard in the making of laws that impact them directly. The timing of this Referendum is critical as Australian governments have repeatedly failed to Close the Gap within the past two decades, leaving Indigenous poverty, education, health and housing conditions in remote Australia worse than they were 30 years ago. Answers to this problem elude most political commentators. Professor Gumbula will discuss how Indigenous elders in remote Australia nonetheless work tirelessly to provide for their communities and can achieve better outcomes if better heard and resourced.
This event is presented by the University of Melbourne’s Indigenous Knowledge Institute and forms part of the University’s program of work encouraging conversations around the Voice.
The event is FREE and all are welcome.
This colloquium is presented as part of the Louise Hanson-Dyer Colloquium Series.
Where have we come from and where are we going? The case for plural understandings in musicology.
In our current, tumultuous times, musicology faces unprecedented challenges. This paper applies the concepts of interdisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity in order to better understand the context of musicological research and the need for more heterogeneous methodologies. The discussion proceeds through the trajectory of my own research, which has expanded from traditional positivist approaches to colonial history to more eclectic, cross-disciplinary explorations and collaborations with First Nations artists.
Dr Johanna Selleck, presenter.
This colloquium will be presented in person and streamed on Zoom. All registered attendees will be emailed the zoom link one day prior to the event.
Please follow this link to access Zoom live stream.
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