In the busy modern world, the podcast has evolved as a preferred method of learning about complex issues - people can stick it on in the car, train or at the gym and learn as they go. In recognition of this, we have curated a collection of podcasts and other audio resources that may be of use in understanding the issues involved in the upcoming referendum
In the lead up to the Voice Referendum, a number of specialist podcasts have been launched. These can be a great way to learn about the issues, and the legal background against which the constitutional referendum takes place
It’s Not Just the Vibe, it’s the Constitution!
In 2023 Australians are being asked to change the Constitution. If we are being asked to change something, shouldn’t we know what is in it already? Sure, we know something about ‘the vibe’ of it from the Castle, but what else?
In this 8-part podcast series, It’s Not Just the Vibe, it’s the Constitution! Kim Rubenstein and James Blackwell talk about just that – how the Constitution came to be, what is in it already, and what the 2023 referendum is about!
The Voice Referendum Explained
What is the Indigenous Voice to Parliament referendum all about? Where did the key ideas come from? What it could do for Indigenous Australians, and how it might help or hinder organisations working to close the gap?
Leading journalist Fran Kelly and Quandamooka woman Carly Williams aim to cut through the noise surrounding the upcoming referendum in this new podcast, and give you the information you need when it's time to vote
Heart to Heart Podcast
Adelaide University Law Students
The Heart to Heart podcast, a student-led legal podcast focused on the past, present, and future of the law in relation to the First Nations peoples of Australia. The Podcast addresses topics across the legal history of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the Uluru Statement from the Heart, the proposed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice, how our law compares to the laws of international indigenous communities, alongside other topics of interest within this space. Each episode by a guest speaker, with the goal of having a heart-to-heart conversation while not forgetting to ask some hard-hitting legal questions.
Radio remain one of the most important ways Australian's consume the news, and in the digital era it has the added advantage that in many cases programs are recorded and available after the initial broadcast. The following are some curated programs:
ABC Listen - 22 August 2023
In this program, Richard Fidler interviews constitutional expert and a professor of law Kim Rubenstein, who explores the Australian Constitution - what it is, how it works and what it does.
Kim explains how the constitution came to be and more about the underlying principles and assumptions of the people who framed it more than a century ago.