The “no” vote carried the day in Australia’s referendum. This means that there will be no amendment to the country’s constitution to include a First Nations Voice to Parliament. As Michelle Grattan writes, the vote is a major rebuff for Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, and “more important, a devastating blow for the many Indigenous Australians who had invested their hopes in what was always – given the history of referendums – a long shot”.
In a “tech-first” society, it is increasingly difficult to differentiate between authentic information and false claims or deliberately misleading video content. It is clear that numerous videos, social media posts and images purportedly about the Israel–Hamas conflict are deliberately misleading. Mitali Mukherjee maps the landscape as the conflict escalates and Israel prepares to invade Gaza with ground forces after ordering an evacuation of over a million
people from the north to the south.
The prospect of a human running a full marathon in under two hours feels closer than ever before. On 8 October in Chicago, Kenya’s Kelvin Kiptum not only slashed the world record but also set the scene for the “sub-2 hour” marathon mark to fall in the next few years. Simon Angus unpacks his run and its implications for the endurance race into the future.